The Benefits of Flax are endless!

Flax is a Source of Omega-3s

One 15 grams (2 tbsp) serving of CanMar Golden Roasted Flaxseed contains 3.5 grams of Omega-3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA). Flaxseed is one of the best sources of Omega-3 ALA in the plant world.


Flax is a High Source of Fibre

Flaxseeds contain both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. CanMar Golden Roasted Flaxseeds contain 4 grams of dietary fibre per 15 grams (2 tbsp) serving.


Flax is one of the Highest Sources for Lignans

Flaxseed contains 800 times more lignans than whole wheat flour and legumes. 1 tablespoon of flaxseed contains up to 30 milligrams of lignans.


Flax is Heart Healthy

15 grams (2 tbsp) of ground flaxseed supplies 40% of the daily amount shown to help lower cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease.


Flax Contains Healthy Fats Your Body Needs

CanMar Golden Roasted Flaxseeds are rich in the essential fatty acids omega-3 and Omega-6. Flaxseed contains an excellent 3.5:1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 highly desired in today’s diets.


Flax contains High Quality Protein

CanMar Flaxseeds contains valuable plant-based protein your body needs to thrive. Flax seeds are made up of 18% of protein. Protein in flaxseed is similar to soy protein.


Flax is Gluten-Free

Flaxseeds are naturally gluten free, which makes it ideal for gluten-free diets. All our products are produced in our own, purposely built facility. Here at our CanMar facility, we do not process or handle any gluten containing grains or allergens.


CanMar Flax is Allergen Free

CanMar products are produced in a nut/dairy/egg free facility, making it safe for your whole family and safe for schools.



Literature to review:

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Flaxseed—a potential functional food source

Flax and flaxseed oil: an ancient medicine & modern functional food

Alpha-Linolenic and Linoleic Fatty Acids in
the Vegan Diet: Do They Require Dietary Reference
Intake/Adequate Intake Special Consideration?

Flaxseed Lignans as Important Dietary Polyphenols for Cancer Prevention and Treatment: Chemistry,

The Effect of Flaxseed Enriched Yogurt on the Glycemic Status and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus:

Dietary Flaxseed: What We Know and Don’t Know About Its Effects on Cardiovascular Disease

Naghshi S, Aune, D, Bevene, J, et al. BMJ 2021; 375 doi: