Flaxseed oil is obtained from the cold pressing of Linum usitatissimum seeds and has omega 31,2 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids as its main constituents.
1 - Like other similar products. 2 - This is not a low or reduced food in saturated fats.
Ministry of Health warning: there are no proven scientific evidences that this food prevents, treats or cures diseases. GLUTEN-FREE.
Flaxseed oil has been consumed since antiquity in Mesopotamia and its consumption as a rich source of good fats is slowly increasing among Brazilians.2 According to specialists, this seed which grows in China, the USA, Canada, Europe and Brazil is rich in polyunsaturated fats, proteins, fiber, vitamins (B1, B2, C, E and A) and minerals (iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and calcium).2 Flaxseeds are small and have a thick shell which cannot be broken during mastication. This makes it impossible to benefit from their oil nutrients (omega 3 and omega 6).2
References: 1- Soares, LL et al. Avaliação dos efeitos da semente de linhaça quando utilizada como fonte de proteína nas fases de crescimento e manutenção em ratos. Rev. Nutr., Campinas, v. 22, n. 4, Ago. 2009. 2- Cordeiro R, Fernandes PL, Barbosa LA. Semente de linhaça e o efeito de seus compostos sobre as células mamárias. Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia. 19(3): 727-732, Jul./Set. 2009. 3- Possamai TN. Elaboração do pão de mel com fibra alimentar proveniente de diferentes grãos, sua caracterização físico-química, microbiológica e sensorial. 2005.