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The Best Organic Milled Flaxseed
Northern Edge® organically grown flax seed is the very best there is. No other flax seed product is grown, cleaned, prepared and cared for like this.
Best Growing Conditions
~ Northern Edge® Milled Flaxseed is certified organically-grown by both U.S. and Canadian authorities in a large region of farms at the far northern edge of Canada, many of which have been growing organically for over 30 years.
~ The environment is pure & clean there about as far north as food crops can grow.
~ The soil in this region is free of toxic metals like cadmium. This is one of only two North American flax seed growing areas (both in northern Canada) that meet Europe's strict import standards for excluding toxic metals from foods. All soils in the U.S. are too high in these metals to meet those standards. Flax draws more minerals out of the soil than other plants, which is good if the minerals are nutritional, but a problem when there are toxic metals present.
~ The very cold climate and the rich organic soil of these farms, cause this flax seed to have the highest oil content, about 45%, AND the highest Alpha Linoleic Acid (source of Omega 3), about 60% of the oil. This is higher than any other flax product on the market.
Northern Edge® is from a family-owned business with a thorough commitment to highest quality.
They carefully process our certified organic flaxseed grown in this clean region of northern Saskatchewan. This is the highest quality flax seed in the world. Only the very best of the crop from this uniquely clean area of Sakatchewan is used.
~ With the careful growing, harvesting, cleaning & storage methods the farmers in this area have perfected, their flax seed is known all over the world for being of the highest quality. Broken seeds (which would lead to rancidity problems) are avoided.
~ Every batch of our flax seed grown is cleaned to 99.9% purity, and tested for bacteria, mold and other contaminants, and for rancidity.
~ Our flax seeds have 45% oil content and approximately 60%+ of that is Alpha Linolenic Acid, the needed Essential Fatty Acid source of Omega 3 fats.
~ This flaxseed also has a high content of lignans, protein and minerals.
~ Our flax is on average: 22% protein, 45% oil, 26% fiber (14% soluble, 12% insoluble), and the remaining 7% is made up of carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, lignans (antioxidants), enzymes and other trace phytonutrients.
~ In two tablespoonsful, approximately 15 grams (the daily recommendation) of our organic milled flax seed, there are:
Calories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Total Fat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4 grams
Trans Fat . . . . . . . 0 grams
- Polyunsaturated 4 grams
- Monounsaturated 1 gram
- Cholesterol . . . . . 0 grams
ALA . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.85 grams
- Carbohydrates . . . . . . 4 grams
Dietary Fiber . . . . 4 grams
Soluble . . . . . . . 2 grams
Insoluble . . . . . 2 grams
- Sugars . . . . . . . . . 0 grams
- Protein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 grams
- Calcium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4% Daily Value
- Iron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4% Daily Value
- Phosphorus . . . . . . . . . . 8% Daily Value
- Magnesium . . . . . . . . . . 15% Daily Value
- Zinc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4% Daily Value
- Copper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10% Daily Value
NOTE: Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Although 2 tablepoons of our milled flaxseed contains 80 calories, 50 of them are from the very desirable, high-quality nutritious oil. The rest is mostly from the protein.
The carbohydrate content of flaxseed is virtually all fiber. Flaxseed is the best choice for fiber to help with bowel function. Flaxseed is 26% fiber, and an ideal mix of soluble and insoluble fiber. It is the very best food for the intestine.
~ Our flax seed is specially cold-milled to give full benefits. Milling is a needed process for digestibility and bioavailability. (Whole seeds do not digest.)
~ The unique flaking process opens the seed to digestion, yet leaves the oil within the pieces of seed. In order to retain as much of the oil as possible within the cell walls (not exposed to oxygen), this flax seed is milled by slicing. It is not ground, which crushes the seed and is too oxidizing.
~ This slicing or flaking process seals the oil & other nutrients into the pieces of the seeds, protecting and preserving them. The oil seals itself into each tiny piece like a self-sealing envelope.
~ Ordinary grinding of flaxseed is too oxidizing. The oils go rancid; as they do when flax oil is extracted. Expelled flaxseed oil is a fractured, dead food, which also lacks the fiber, protein, enzymes and other nutrients, and has far less lignans than the seeds. (Most of the valuable antioxidant lignans stay with the fiber when the oil is extracted.)
~ On the other hand, whole unmilled flaxseeds cannot be broken down well by chewing nor by the digestive juices, so as much as 90% of the value is missed.
~ Our flaxseed is milled directly into a light-proof bag, at a cool temperature, and instantly VACUUM-PACKED.
~ The slicing machinery is thoroughly cleaned after each milling with compressed air. No chemical solvents or soaps are used on the blades which might leave a contaminating residue.
~ Because of these unique procedures, the freshness and purity of our flaxseed is SUPERIOR.
~ With this "living food" milling method that preserves the oil and other nutrients, the pieces in which the germ remains intact will actually sprout.
Best To Eat
~ Our flax seed product is milled for easy digestion, and is ready-to-eat. It's slightly nutty flavor tastes great with any other food. It can be sprinkled on or mixed into any dish, such as cereals, salads, sauces, sandwiches, eggs, potatoes, rice or other grains; in muffins, bread or casseroles; in juices and blender drinks; in applesauce; on vegetables or fruits; in yogurt or cottage cheese; even on ice cream!
Note About Color: Golden vs. Brown Seeds
The color of flax has no bearing on its nutritional value, despite claims of superiority by growers of golden flax. In tests conducted by the Canadian Grain Commission in the summer of 2001, the "Dakota Gold" flax from South Dakota was shown to have 43-44% oil content, while the Canadian brown flax tested had 44%, virtually the same.
However, the level of ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid -- source of Omega 3 fatty acids) in the Canadian brown seed was 59% of the oil, compared to 51% in the "Dakota Gold". This difference is due to the colder Canadian climate, and better soil quality, not the color variety.
Both the Canadian brown and golden flax are superior in oil content to other flax grown in the U.S. which has far less oil.
However, unlike other North American flax, ours is free of toxic cadmium.
Further, golden flax is a hybrid plant. Hybrids are generally weaker than standard varieties of a plant, and usually do not absorb nutrients from the soil as thoroughly.
Additionally, chemical-based farming is commonly used with hybrid plants, which are more susceptible to pests and blights. "Golden flax" is rarely organically-grown.
Simply The Best
~ The growing, harvesting and storage methods of the conscientious organic farmers who raise flax seed for our product result in the cleanest and most nutritious flax seed product on the market, with no rancidity.
~ Their careful procedures eliminate broken seeds which can contaminate a batch with rancidity.
~ This is one of the rare flax seed products, only found in Canada, that is acceptable under Europe's strict import standards for heavy metal (cadmium) toxicity.
~ No other flax seed is as high in oil content and ALA (Omega 3 source) content.
~ Our flax seed is milled by a special slicing and packing method that seals the oil in the pieces and minimizes its exposure to air, heat and light.
~ Our flax seed is cold-milled directly into the light-proof container and instantly vacuum-sealed.
~ Other producers mill their lesser quality flax into a large hopper where it sits for a length of time, then they fill the containers from there.
~ Flax oil makes up a large segment of the flax product market. The oil is expelled from the seed leaving behind most of the antioxidant lignans, the protein, the fiber, and the vitamins, minerals and enzymes. So with flax oil the consumer is missing much of the nutrition and benefits of the whole flax seed.
~ Exposure to light and oxygen begins the spoilage process. Rancidity quickly spreads through an oil-rich medium like an infection. Free radicals create more free radicals (peroxides). So flax oil, oil capsules or other brands of pre-ground flax are NOT the best choices for the consumer.
~ Our organic milled flaxseed combines the benefits obtained from consuming flax seed oil, antioxidants (lignans), fiber (including mucilage soluble fiber), and high quality protein plus, with vitamins, minerals and enzymes all in one complete wholesome product.
About Grinding Flax At Home
The whole flax seeds available for home grinding, even when organically-grown, are inevitably too high in toxic metals and other contaminants, and too low in oil, Omega 3 source fatty acid and other nutrients. There is no other flax that even approaches the quality of ours.
Further, if the blades of a grinder are not cleaned properly each time, rancid oils remain to infect the next batch with free radicals. On the other hand, cleaning with typical dish soap leaves traces of chemicals as well as oil residues on the blades.
Why bother with tedious grinding and clean-up when you can eat our far better flax seed that is ready to eat. Your time and your health are each worth more than the few dollars difference in cost.
Be wary: whole unmilled flaxseed is NOT digestible by humans. It only acts as a good fiber for the intestine. (In fact it moves so efficiently that after it passes through the digestive tract it can be planted and it will grow.)
Flaxseed needs to be milled to allow the digestive tract to absorb the nutrients contained in the seed. However, bulk milled flax seeds or flax oil may rapidly go rancid by exposing the oil to light and air, resulting in a poor shelf-life.
Properly prepared and protected, milled flax can be eaten raw, blended into drinks, sprinkled on ice cream or cooked and baked into items without losing much of it's nutritional value.
Flax is the best known source for the two most essential fatty acids: Linoleic [LA, (18:2)] and the less common Linolenic [LNA. (18:3)]; which combat heart attacks, breast and colon cancer, arthritis, severe menstrual cramps -- even depression.
Our Saskatchewan organic milled flaxseed is for many reasons the best flax product in the world.
No other flax seed is grown, cleaned, milled and packed like ours.
The freshness and goodness of other flax products are much less than for one so carefully grown and prepared as ours. It is free of contaminants and protected from oxidation, yet ready to eat so it can be conveniently used daily.
"Love the flax product. my wife loves it even more than me. Wants to know if you keep it in stock. Has several friends who she thinks will also want some."
-- Jim G., Akron, Ohio
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