A Source of complete plant protein

Linseed is a surprisingly good source of protein. It is a whole protein as it contains all the amino acids humans need.  A helping of ground linseed is a useful protein contribution to the diet especially for those who eat little or no meat or fish, vegetarians and vegans.

Protein Nutrients per helping ground or whole linseed* (flax)
Per 25g
Nutrient Weight
Protein 4.6g
Amino Acid Weight Essential
Alanine 0.22 g
Arginine 0.47g
Aspartic Acid 0.50 g
Cysteine 0.07 g Y
Glutamic Acid 0.92 g
Glycine 0.27 g
Histidine 0.22 g Y
Isoleucine 0.12 g Y
Leucine 0.29 g Y
Lysine 0.21 g Y
Methionine 0.09 g Y
Phenylalanine 0.22 g Y
Proline 0.18 g
Serine 0.23 g
Threonine 0.18 g Y
Tryptophan 0.07 g y
Tyrosine 0.11 g Y
Valine 0.25 g y