Flaxseed Oil

Around 650 B.C., Hippocrates spoke about the relief that flax provided for abdominal pains and in the 8th Century A.D., Charlemagne, aware of the significant benefits offered by flax, passed laws making the consumption of this crop mandatory. Flaxseed oil is a rich soure of the omega-3 fatty acid Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). When we consume flaxseeds, our body converts ALA into the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.

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The flax plant grows best in cool weather and well-drained soils. There are two varieties of flaxseeds – brown and golden – both providing identical nutritional benefits. Flaxseeds are sown in the soil 1 to 1.5 inches deep and germinate in approximately 10 days. It takes approximately four months for the plant to mature, at which time we harvest and thresh the seeds.