Flaxseeds look inconspicuous at about four to six millimeters long but are filled to the brim with important nutrients. They contain essential omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, which are necessary for good health. A local superfood that can easily keep up with the trendy chia seeds and is a must on the menu.
Linseed: local superfood
Why wait for products from afar when the good is so close. Flaxseeds are considered a local superfood – and with good reason. They are rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids, which play an important role in the formation of nerve and brain cells and contribute to better blood flow. Flaxseeds are generally considered to be the best plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids.
The small seeds also contain a lot of dietary fiber, which swells the intestines and thus ensures long-lasting satiety and good intestinal health. The mucilage contained in the flaxseed supports the irritated stomach and intestinal mucosa in healing. In addition, the plant-based food scores with a high content of bone-strengthening calcium and vitamin E.
Delicious flaxseeds for any time of the day
Flaxseed can be baked into bread or sprinkled into muesli. The small seeds also taste wonderful as a topping on bread with cream cheese spread or in soups and develop their health-promoting effects. However, it should not be more than two tablespoons of flaxseed per day, as this can have the opposite effect on digestive problems (e.g. constipation).