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Oil, Flax

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About This Food

Description

Flax oil is a highly beneficial product derived from seed of the flax plant. It is high in omega-3, omega-6 and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which – in the right ratios – cab help to reduce inflammation in the body. These fatty acids not only lower bad cholesterol, they also prevent heart attacks, reduce arthritis and lower blood pressure.

Due to these levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, flax oil is often compared to fish oil, however the body is not very efficient in converting the ALA into the acids found in fish oil, so it is not a sufficient replacement. Research has shown that flaxseed oil may be a tool in fighting cancer: it has successfully reduced melanoma tumors and prevented prostate cancer cells from reproducing.

Selecting & Storing

Choose cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil and store in a cool, dark place. Because of its delicate nature, use flax oil in cold preparation only (do not heat).

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • ALA Omega-3
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)flaxseed oil:30 kcal calories

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Calories: 30

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
3.4 g
Saturated Fat
0.32 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.69 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2.24 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
1812 g
ALA
1812 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0 g
Net Carbohydrate
0 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
0 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.6 IU
2%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
0 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.01 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
0 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0 mg
0%
Magnesium
0 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0 mg
0%
Potassium
0 mg
0%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
0 mg
0%
Zinc
0 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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