- Cold Milled
- Seeds exclusively from North America
- More lignans than any other plant source
Vita-Flax Lignans Complete Meal is the “all in one” formula, as you won’t have to take cottage cheese or any other sulphurated protein to help your body absorb all the beneficial nutrients. To read more about the importance of Lignans, click HERE
The addition of our Flax Catalyst, a concentrated proprietary protein blend
, to our fresh shaved flax creates a synergistic reaction, rendering the product water soluble and better absorbed by the body. Read more about the benefits of ground flaxseed HERE
The complete Flax Catalyst nutritional breakdown is as follows:
Supplement Facts Ground Flaxseeds:
a bit of botany
a little botanical information on flax
Flax is an annual of the Linaceae family growing to 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) tall, with slender stems. The leaves are glaucous green, slender lanceolate, 20–40 mm long and 3 mm broad. The flowers are pure pale blue, 15–25 mm diameter, with five petals; they can also be bright red. The fruit is a round, dry capsule 5–9 mm diameter, containing several glossy brown seeds shaped like an apple pip, 4–7 mm long.
In addition to referring to the plant itself, the word flax may refer to the unspun fibers of the flax plant.
common names & nomenclature
The common name Flax is from Old English fleax, from Proto-Germanic flahsą, from Proto-Indo-European plek (“to plait”).
Also known as:
Flax, Linseed, Common Flax
where in the world
habitat and range for flax
Flax is native to the region extending from the eastern Mediterranean to India and was probably first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent. Flax was extensively cultivated in ancient China and ancient Egypt.
cultivation & harvesting
considerations for growing and harvesting flax
Flax is often found just above the waterline in cranberry bogs. Grows mostly in cultivated areas as a crop and prefers a sunny, sheltered location.
Flax grows best in alluvial soil, deep loams, and soils rich in organic matter.
Sow seeds early to late spring directly in the garden bed. Seedlings do not transplant well.
Flax is harvested for fiber production after approximately 100 days or a month after the plant flowers and two weeks after the seed capsules form. The base of the plant will begin to turn yellow. If the plant is still green the seed will not be useful, and the fiber will be underdeveloped. The fiber degrades once the plant is brown. Flax seeds are either harvested mechanically (with a combine) or manually. Seeds are dried and used whole or ground.
Store whole or ground flax seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
According to the USDA’s nutrition database, flaxseeds provide the following nutritional values per ounce (28-gram) serving (4)
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