Linseed (Flax) For A Sensitive Digestion

Sensitive Digestion

It’s very common for people with sensitive digestion that react badly to different foods to want to enjoy the benefits of linseed but are worried about adding it to their diet or have used it in the past and had a problem with it.  There is no reason* that you can’t reintroduce it and your body tolerate it.

Types of Linseed (Flax)

Cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil

Cold-pressed linseed oil is a rich source of the healthy fat, omega-3, which is an essential nutrient for cell and process in the body. This includes the cells of the gut wall and the whole digestive process.

Flax Farm ground linseed

Ground linseed is kind to the digestion, it is gluten-free and unrelated to wheat and other grains. Ground linseed is a rich source of omega-3, insoluble and soluble fibre which are important nutrients for a healthy, comfortable digestion. Flax Farm Ground linseed is a great ingredient for gluten-free cookery and baking.

Linseed mucilage

Mucilage is the soluble fibre component that makes the seeds slippery when wet. Firstly, Linseed is more than 300% richer in this digestion-friendly, soluble fibre than porridge oats. With that Linseed contains a unique type of mucilage that makes a tea which is a very soothing drink for the whole digestive tract. Linseed tea is most helpful if drunk three times a day.  Linseed tea is easy to make, see recipe.


First off, Flax Farm’s Linseed Flaxjacks are super yummy and they just happen to be very digestion-friendly.  All our Flaxjacks are made with natural ingredients, ground linseed so rich in omega-3 and tummy-friendly fibre they are also wheat-free and gluten-free. We even have a completely oat-free bar which is ideal when you want to be cereal-free. Lots of people find a Flaxjack a day is just what their digestion needs. See our full range of more than twenty varieties of Flaxkjacks, including dairy-free and sugar-free options.

Flax Farm  Linseed Porridge & Muesli

Start your day with one of our delicious and digestion-friendly Flax Farm linseed breakfasts, a great way to enjoy the goodness of ground linseed. All gluten-free and wheat-free, even an oat-free porridge. Flax Farm Linseed Porridge and Muesli are great for baking with. You can replace ordinary porridge oats or oat-flour in recipes.

Gluten-free baking ingredient.

Linseed porridge or muesli makes a delicious alternative or addition to flour in many recipes. Use to replace at least a third of wheat flour in every day or gluten-free recipes.

*Like all foods, it is possible for people to be allergic to linseed but this is extremely rare, it is not a recognised allergen. Allergy to linseed is usually experienced as tingling in the lips or mouth or a rash on the body. If this occurs stop eating and call 101 If you are allergic to linseed like with other allergies it tends to increase in severity each time you consume the food.

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