Kate Morland, Nutritionist
If you’re looking for a food that offers multiple health benefits, look no further than ground linseed. With just a sprinkle here and there you will ‘up’ your intake of essential fatty acids, fibre and lignans, all which are important daily nutrients. With a delicious nutty flavour and the ease of adding to different dishes, you will find a use for it every day.
Linseed (also known as flaxseed) is one of these ingredients that we should all keep in the pantry. When you look at the nutritional makeup of this seed, it most definitely receives a gold medal. It is a naturally rich source of:
*GI: When our food is digested, we will experience a fluctuation in our blood sugar levels. If a food is low GI, the fluctuation will be very small, whereas a high GI food will cause a rapid rise in blood sugars.
Ground linseed, versus whole, is easier to digest which means you will reap the rewards of its rich nutrient content. It can also be combined with ground sunflower seed and ground almonds to create ground LSA powder. This is a delicious alternative that can be added in the same way as ground linseed.
With a tasty nutty flavour, ground linseed and LSA are perfect added to cereals, cooking and baking. Cooking will not destroy its nutrient properties.
Linseed (or Flaxseed) and LSA can also be pressed into an oil form. Although they are not suitable for heating or cooking, there are many uses;
Date:Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Date:Tuesday, 19 July 2011