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Also Known As : Linseed
Technical Name : Linum usitatissimum


Taste Profile

Yellow flaxseeds have a nutty flavour. Brown flaxseeds have a bit earthy flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Flaxseeds can be consumed in whole and powdered form.
  2. Flaxseeds can be stored in air-tight containers for upto six months.

Common names and forms

  1. Alsi
  2. Brown Flax
  3. Brown Flax Seeds
  4. Flax
  5. Ground Flaxseeds
  6. Linseeds
  7. Organic Flax Seeds
  8. Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed
  9. Premium Exotic Flax Seeds
  10. Raw Flax Seeds
  11. Roasted Flax
  12. Roasted Flaxseed
  13. Whole Brown Flax
  14. Whole Flax Seeds


Flaxseeds are edible seeds produced by the flax plant. They can be brown and yellow in color. Flaxseed oil is extracted from flaxseeds.

Health benefits

  • Flaxseeds contain good amount of fiber that regulates bowel movements.(1)
  • It has omega-3 fatty acids that reduce bad cholesterol level in body.(1)
  • It contains lignans that helps in preventing breast and prostate cancer.(1)

Selection Guide

It is best to buy whole flaxseeds than grinded. Avoid buying flaxseeds if they smell unpleasant.


Flaxseeds can cause abdominal pain and bloating if over consumed.(2)

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