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 plenty of protein

CanMar Golden Roasted Flaxseeds contains valuable plant-based protein your body needs to thrive, with 4 grams of protein in just 15 grams (2 tbsp). Protein in flaxseed is similar to soy protein.


CanMar flax is gluten free

CanMar Flax is naturally gluten free and produced in our gluten free certified facility. While most gluten free substitutes are missing fibre and important trace minerals, flaxseed is high in fibre and nutrients.


CanMar flax is peanut, tree nut, egg, and dairy free

It is safely 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