Links to more Info on Flaxseed

The Flax council of Canada: A complete site with lots of great info.
Flax For Life:

The Nutitional Analysis of Flaxseed

Analysis of flaxseed is controversial. There are many
claims abounding. The most official one comes from the
Flax Council of Canada (see the link on the left).

Apart from the benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids,
flaxseeds are important to low carbohydrate dieters 
because of its very low (if any) available carbohydrates.

Here are some analyses.

1)Flaxseed from the 1998 USDA Database
NUTRDESC:  UNITS:  Per 100g  Per Tablespoon
Protein      g     19.5      2.34
Total fat    g     34        4.08
Carbohydrate,
by differenceg     34.25     4.11
Fiber, total g     27.9      3.348
Ash          g      3.5      0.42
Energy     kcal     492     59.04
Energy      kj   2059      247.08
Water        g      8.75     1.05

2) from the Flax council of Canada Nutrient Profile of Flaxseed Proximate 100 grams (3 ˝ ounces) Food Energy 450 Kilocalories (Calories) Fat* 41.0 grams Total Dietary Fibre 28.0 grams Protein 20.0 grams *Analysed by the American Oil Chemists’ Society AOCS) Official Method Am 2-93, which is based on the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd. (FOSFA) Official Method. The American Organization of Analytical Chemists (AOAC) Method 996.06 will produce a slightly lower fat content. 3)Analysis (Nutritional) of Human Grade Stabilized Flax Seed - 1996 Crop. ENRECO, P.O. Box 730, Manitowoc, WI 54221-0730. 1-800-962-9536. Flax@Lakefield.Net. 1997. Protein - 24% Moisture - 4% Total Fiber-32.5% Soluble Fiber-10.5%; Insoluble Fiber - 22% Ash - 3.4% Total Fat - 38% Total Saturated Fat - 3% Total Monounsaturated Fat - 6% Total Polyunsaturated - 29% Linoleic Acid - 7%; Linolenic Acid - 22%. per 100 gr of flax: Thiamin - .03 mg Riboflavin - .1 mg Niacin - 5 mg Pyridoxine - 10 mg Pantothenic Acid - 7 mg Calcium - 410 mg Phosphate - 880 mg Sodium - 32 mg Potassium - 880 mg Iron - 8.3 mg Magnesium - 750 mg Zinc - 12 mg Copper - 1 mg Manganese - 2.1 mg Boron 3 mg Chromium - 0.5 mg Vitamin E - 0.6 I.U. Vitamin A - 10 I.U. g/100 gr. of Protein: Alamine - 4.0 g Arginine - 10.8 g Aspartic Acid - 10.0 g Cystine - 3.8 g Glutamic - 20.2 g Glycine - 6.0 g Histidine - 2.9 g Isoleucine - 4.6 g Leucine - 6.2 g Lysine - 3.9 g Methionine - 2.3 g Phenylalanine - 4.5 g Proline - 4.5 g Serine - 3.2 g Threonine - 4.6 g Tryptophan - 2.3 g Tyrosine - 2.7 g Valine - 5.2 g. 4) This analysis is from the Flax fro Life Site. Composition Nutrients Amount in 100grams of Flaxseed Proximate Food Energy kcal 450.0 Protein g 21.0 Total Lipid Fatty Acids g 45.0 Total Dietary Fiber g 24.5 Ash g 4.5 Water g 5.0 Minerals Potassium 750.0 mg Calcium 250.0 mg Magnesium 350.0 mg Phosphorus 650.0 mg Iron 10.0 mg Copper 0.7 mg Copper 2.0 mg Manganese 7.0 mg Vitamins A 18.8 IU E 0.6 IU B-1 0.6 mg B-2 0.3 mg B-3 4.4 mg B-6 0.8 mg B-12 0.5 mg Amino Acids g/100 g protein Alanine 5.4 Arginine 11.8 Aspartic acid 12.5 Cystine 3.8 Glutamic acid 26.3 Glycine 7.0 Histidine* 2.9 Isoleucine* 5.2 Leucine* 6.8 Lysine* 4.1 Methionine* 2.2 Phenylalanine* 5.3 Proline 5.2 Serline 5.8 Threonine* 4.9 Tryptophan* 1.8 Tyrosine 2.9 Valine* 5.6 Disclaimer: The range of values obtained through various private and government investigators is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge. Variation may occur due to crop differences year to year. Analysis and range of values obtained by various private and government sources may vary from actual data obtained from current or future crop years. Raw Material Genus: Linum Species: L. Usitatissimum Varieties are cultivated for oilseed or fiber production. Commercial production in North America is limited to oilseed varieties.

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