Flax Seed Nutrition – Omega-3 And More
Flax Seed Nutrition: Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.
Values are based on one tablespoon of flax seeds:
Flax Seed Nutrition: Macronutrients
Flax Seed Nutrition: Vitamins
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||0.1mg||10%|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||0.0mg||1%|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||0.2mg||1%|
|Vitamin B9 (Folate)||6mg||2%|
Flax Seed Nutrition: Minerals
Flax Seed Nutrition
I listed values based on one tablespoon of flax seed, but most packaging lists the serving size as two tablespoons and the values would be doubled in that case.
Flax seeds do not contain cholesterol, are very low in sodium, and high in fiber. Flax seeds are a good supplemental source of copper, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
Flax seed’s strength lies in its large quantity of omega-3 fatty acids and lignans. Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation in the body and help to protect the heart, while lignans have antioxidant properties and studies show it may help help combat breast cancer and prostate cancer.