Flax seeds: source of health
Flax is a herbaceous plant well known in the textile industry. Its vegetable fibers have been used for thousands of years to make fabrics. What is less well known is its high nutritional value and therapeutic properties that have made flax jumping from the closet to the pantry in recent years.
However, we can not consider flax as a modern food. Flax flour has for many centuries been a common element in our alimentation until industrialization displaced its use, like that of other flours, replaced by wheat flour which offers a greater yield for its trade.
Recently, scientific studies have highlighted once more the nutritional properties and medicinal value of a seed that has more omega three than any fish, a high content of dietary fiber, vitamin E, folic acid, niacin and is rich in minerals, Especially potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc.