Flax Seed Nutritional Info

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Flax Seed Nutrition Information
Below find the nutritional facts and information on the benefits of flax and ground flaxseed. Note that the nutritional info below pertains to brown flax seeds, but the nutrition data for golden flax is almost the same.
Product Name: Flax Seed (Also Known As Linseed)
Analysis: USDA Nutrient Database
Nutrient Value per 100 g Units
Water: 8.750 Grams
Food Energy: 492.000 Kcal
Food Energy
Protein: 19.500 Grams
Fat: 34.000 Grams
Total Carbohydrate: 34.250 Grams
Fiber, total dietary: 27.900 Grams
Ash: 3.500 Grams
Calcium: 199.000 Mg
Iron: 6.220 Mg
Magnesium: 362.000 Mg
Phosphorus: 498.000 Mg
Potassium: 681.000 Mg
Sodium: 34.000 Mg
Zinc: 4.170 Mg
Copper 1.041 Mg
Manganese 3.281 Mg
Selenium 5.500 Mcg
Vitamin C, ascorbic acid 1.300 Mg
Thiamin 0.170 Mg
Riboflavin 0.160 Mg
Niacin 1.400 Mg
Pantothenic acid 1.530 Mg
Vitamin B-6 0.927 Mg
Folate 278.000 Mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.000 Mcg
Vitamin A 0.000 IU
Vitamin E 5.000 Mg_ATE
Fatty acids, saturated 3.196 Grams
Fatty acids, monounsaturated 6.868 Grams
Fatty acids, polyunsaturated 22.440 Grams
Cholesterol 0.000 Mg

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Product Name: Flax Seed (Also known as Linseed)
Origin: Canada
Color: Yellow (Golden)
Flavor: Typical, nutty

Physical Characteristics:


Microbiological Analysis: (AOAC)

Pathogens: Negative
Aflatoxin: Negative
Salmonella: Negative
Pesticide Residues: None detected

Recommended Storage Conditions:

Temperature: Max. 70 degrees F (21 degrees C)
Humidity: Max. 70 %
Shelf Life: 6 months

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