Ground Linseed

Linseed (flax) goodness ready to use

Tasty; more than a superfood:

Flax farm Ground linseed for making flax crackers
Flax farm Ground linseed is a rich source of lignans

It is simply whole linseeds (also know as flaxseed) freshly cold-milled to a powder, slightly coarser than flour ready for you to add to everyday foods.

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What’s ground linseed good for?

The health benefits:

  • Rich in Omega-3: supports healthy cholesterol levels
  • Good source of protein
  • Good source of dietary fibre; support the digestion
  • Contains lignans
  • Gluten-free
  • Slow release energy, keeps you fuller for longer

Simple, fresh, cold-milled

Flax Farm ground linseed (flax seed) is simply whole linseeds that have been cold-milled to a fine soft flour-like consistency,  It is the most delicious, nutritious, beneficial and right way to enjoy the wholeseed goodness of linseed.  A rich dietary source of insoluble and soluble fibre, lignans and omega-3 with of course a lovely nutty flavour. Wheat is unrelated to cereals so is wheat-free and gluten-free.

Linseed: rich in fibre to support a healthy digestion

Ground linseed for breakfast with fruit and yoghurt
Ground linseed for breakfast with fruit and yoghurt

Our linseed is finely ground and rich in a combination of soluble and insoluble fibre that naturally supports a healthy digestion.

Linseed for hormones

Ladies of certain age… (we know about these things)

(Speaking from personal experience we think this means ladies of all ages from teens upwards and men too!) Linseed’s  reputation comes from the fact that the husk of the seed is nature’s richest source of lignans.  Not only are Lignans sources of antioxidant polyphenols they are are mild phytoestrogens or plant oestrogens that our gut biome convert into mammalian lignans that our bodies can utilise.

Notes for the waistline: linseed is rich in protein, fibre but no starch

Being almost rich in protein, omega-3 and other polyunsaturated fats, approximately one third fibre linseed linseed so linseed fills you up without starch.

Flax Farm ground linseed: flax facts

Rich in good stuff

  • Soluble & insoluble fibre
  • Lignans (powerful antioxidant)
  • Mucilage (soothing)
  • Protein
  • Omega-3

 Wheat-free, gluten-free  

And contains none of the naughty thing!

  • Nut-free
  • Starch-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Gluten-free  

Two varieties

Bronze and gold

Flax Farm ground linseed comes in two varieties, cold and bronze (or brown). You can get all the goodness and benefits of ground linseed in our delicious range of ready-to-eat products. Use this page as guide to help you choose which is best for you .

Ground linseed (flaxseed) comes in two varieties: bronze and gold. It is just the way they grow, like some tomatoes are red and others yellow. Nutritionally they are identical. Linseed are not different colours due to they are not roasted, toasted or processed.

Which is best gold or bronze linseed?

Darker bronze linseed is a little nuttier tasting, some people prefer this variety for porridge, muesli and baking.  Light or gold linseed has a more delicate flavour, this makes it very versatile for adding into other foods and drinks.  Gold linseed makes food taste a bit richer but hardly changes the flavour or colour of food so is often a good choice for children. It is also slightly finer and works better in drinks.

Cracked, milled, flour, meal or ground?

Linseed is relatively new food in the UK and there is a little debate over the name to call this. We put the linseed though a cold-milling machine which effectively cuts the seeds into very fine particles. We call it ground linseed because it is similar in consistency and its uses to ground almonds.

Ground linseed is the most nutritious way to eat linseed.

Our ground linseed is a fine, easily digestible form of linseed and well tolerated even by the most sensitive digestions. Linseed meal or linseed flour are the names often used for linseed that is a waste product from the industrial pressing of linseed oil and usually contain little or no omega-3 and can contain chemical residues.  Flax Farm ground linseed is just whole linseeds freshly ground and contains all the goodness you expect to find in linseed.

Using & cooking with Flax Farm ground linseed

Flax Farm ground linseed can be used in any recipe which calls for linseed (or flax) flour, cracked linseed, milled linseed or linseed (flax) meal.

How to use linseed quickly without cooking. Just stir linseed into food. Particularly good just stirred into:

  • Smoothies and juices
  • Added to milk drinks and drinking chocolate
  • Mashed fruit
  • Cooked fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Porridge or muesli
  • Sprinkle into soups or salads
Gluten-free flax and buckwheat maltloaf
Gluten-free flax and buckwheat maltloaf

Cooking with linseed

Ground linseed works well in lots of foods. It is somewhat different to other foods being somewhere between ground almonds and porridge oats by nature.  It is good added to bread, cakes, traybakes, muffins, brownies and energy bars.  It can be used on its own to make quick gluten-free crackers, breads and cakes or no-bake energy balls.  Add it to omelettes, use in snacks suck as kale crisps also great for desserts.  Take a look at our recipes.

Suggestions for using linseed

  • Normal helping of Flax Farm ground linseed: approx 1 oz/25g/2 heaped dessertspoons  per day or a helping of Flax Farm linseed porridge or muesli.
  • Research in to the health benefits of linseed as a food is usually based on 20-50 g per day, i;e; 1 – 2 ounces eaten over one to two meals per day.
  • If you haven’t got the time to add our ground linseed to your own food, try Flax Farm’s linseed porridge and muesli, all healthy, delicious, made with our freshly ground linseed and ready to eat. Porridges, muesli, including no-gluten breakfasts, just add milk, water or yoghurt – or whatever you usually have for breakfast and you get a good helping of linseed also great for a quick healthy dessert or snack.
Cauliflower turmeric linseed bread
Cauliflower turmeric linseed bread

Our range of ground linseed foods:

Other ways to enjoy all the health benefits of our freshly ground linseed your diet:

  • Flax Farm linseed porridge (includes gluten-free)
  • Flax Farm linseed muesli 
  •  Flax Farm Flaxjacks®,

We have many varieties which include options for special diets: gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar , saturated-fat free etc.

Flax Farm Linseed Oil UK and Ground Linseed products

Easy way to improve the diet

Environmentally friendly, kid friendly, tummy-friendly omega-3 – and fresher than fish oil  

Health

Flax Farm ground linseed is a good way to get tummy-friendly fibre and omega-3 into the diet – unpolluted and fresher than fish oils. It’s so easy to improve your diet when you eat Flax Farm Ground linseed.

Flavour

It’s easy to make Flax Farm Fresh Finely ground linseed part of your everyday food routine. It has a very subtle flavour; people often say it just makes things taste nice.
Even though it doesn’t have a strong flavour of its own, it makes porridge and baking more interesting. It gives a touch of richness and takes the edge off the sharpness of yoghurt and fresh or cooked fruit.  Flax Farm ground linseed makes smoothies smoother and more substantial.

Why drink extra water when eating linseed?

We recommend you should drink an extra glass of water when eating ground linseed.

Why? Linseed is a rich source of fibre, including soluble which makes mucilage which is a nice soothing thing for the digestive tract but it means some of the water you drink stays in the digestive tract so if  you drink and extra glass of water you ensure you stay hydrated at a cellular level.