Flaxseed/Linseed: very low net carbohydrate
Fibre 29%, protein 20%, omega-3 rich oil 41%, net carbs 1%
Ground linseed (flaxseed) has long been a favourite for weight loss, diabetic and “low carb” diets . Part of the magic is that linseed contains only 1g per 100g of linseed is digestible “carbohydrate”, all the rest is fibre, protein and omega-3 rich oils. The combination of these nutrients makes it very filling and sustaining, and helps keep blood sugar levels stable.
Versatile and tasty
Ground linseed is incredibly versatile, you can use it to make carb-free “comfort foods” like breads, crisps, crackers, desserts and porridge which seem naughty but aren’t, Linseed fills you up and is good for sustaining slow release energy. This makes ground flaxseed (linseed) a great ingredient for a ketogenic diet.
Flaxseed oil is also carb-free and suitable for diets with reduced sugar and carbohydrate.
Some of our favourite linseed recipes:
Are you thinking of following a Low GI (Glycemic Index), Low Glycemic Load or Low Carb Diet?
A low carb is really about avoiding the carbohydrate foods like starches and sugars that quickly push up your blood sugar level, cause insulin to rise and store fat around the tummy.and can make you fat especially round the middle. Eating a low carb diet can be amazingly energising and help fend off hunger pangs and food cravings.
Linseed low-carb ingredient
Linseed (flaxseed) is a versatile low carb plant food. It adds positively to your diet, it contains beneficial nutrients, including vegetable proteins, minerals, vitamins and polyphenols. Linseed is a low GI (glycemic index), low GL (glycemic load), low carb food, it contains only a minuscule 1/3 of a gram carbohydrate in each two tablespoon helping. So a 20g helping of linseed helps fill you up but with less than a gram of carbohydrate ground linseed a great addition to a healthy diet. Low carb food: less than 1/3g of carbs per 20g helping.
Flax farm Products; carb-free and low-carb alternatives
Flax Farm Low GI, Low Carb Linseed (flax)
Linseed is around 29% fibre, but this is not digestible which means the digestible carbs are so low as to be almost carb-free and so low GI it is not even on the scale!
- Virtually carb-free
- Up to 20% protein
- Linseed only 1% digestible carbohydrate
- Much lower GI than oats, quinoa or any other grain
- 29% fibre
- Higher in fibre than other grain or seed
- Lower starch and sugar than any other nut, grain or seed
- Simply add Flax Farm ground linseed to foods for automatically lower GI meals.
- Use as an ingredient in low carb foods
Flax Farm low carb, low GI linseed food
Flax Farm’s best options for low GI, low carb are ground linseed to make your own carb-free breads and crackers or add to yoghurts, smoothies and breakfasts; Flax Farm linseed porridge and muesli for ready to go lower GI breakfasts. For a lower GI snack or cake enjoy our range of Flaxjacks® Don’t forget Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil is completely carb-free and you can use it freely on a low carb diet.