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Flaxseed: Nutritional Health Benefits of Flaxseed

  1. Linseed is the seed of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum), part of the Flax family (Linaceae) and bears white or light blue flowers. Flax, one of the oldest known crops, has been known since the Neolithic. Depending on the variety, linseed has a yellow or brownish color and a nutty flavor. Flax is a traditional plant that grows in almost every part of the world and is mainly grown for fiber production and oil production. Linseed owes its status as a superfood to its omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Flaxseed is associated with health benefits such as better bowel movements and a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

What is linseed?

  1. Linseed is the seed of the flax plant, also known as flax (a plant species) for short. There are varieties with concoctions and yellow seeds. Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and is also a good source of fiber

Is ground linseed poisonous?

  1. Linseed naturally contains cyanogens. This substance is not toxic in itself, but can react in the body with sulfur compounds, resulting in conversion into toxic cyanide (hydrocyanic acid). Too much cyanide in the body is bad for thyroid function, especially if you also smoke. [!5] That is why it is not recommended to eat a lot of flaxseed if you suffer from thyroid problems

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