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What is the Nutritional Content of Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil?

While even the most highly processed foods like breakfast cereals claim to be fortified artificially with vitamins and minerals, flaxseed naturally provides very high concentrations of essential fats, fiber, phytochemicals and other important nutrients. According to the USDA, flaxseed consists of approximately 40% fat, 28% dietary fiber, 21% protein, 4% ash, and 5% carbohydrates such as sugars, phenolic acids, lignans, and hemicellulose.



Kathie Richardson
NDSU Library
Fargo, ND 58105

Last updated: 16.01.2008

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