Flaxseeds (Alsi)

It is the seed from the plant Linumusitatissimu which means very useful in Latin, it is also known as linseed and is member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is one of the first plants to be cultivated in the world, evidence exists that it was cultivated 9000 years ago in either Egypt or Syria and then spread through Eurasia. India and China the cultivation commenced probably 5000 years ago. Flaxseeds are considered to be a super food and is prized for health protective properties being rich in protein and energy. Flaxseeds is known to be richest plant based source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Textiles made from flax is known as linen and oil as linseed oil. Flaxseeds are two types, either brown or golden in colour. It is a versatile ingredient as every part of the plant is utilised commercially either directly or after processing. It is used for textiles, oil, food, ropes, fishing nets, etc, etc, Before it got famous as a super seed it was primarily used to create textiles. Can be woven into linen whose fibres that are 2 to 3 times as strong as cotton.

Benefits of Flaxseeds (Alsi)

Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients and high in Omega 3 fats or fatty acids.
• Flaxseeds are rich in dietary fibre, hence can help with digestive issues like constipation and encourage healthy bowel movements.
• It may improve cholesterol as lowers levels of LDL or bad cholesterol thereby aiding heart health. And treats hyperlipidemia.
• It is gluten free so low in carbohydrates.
• May help decrease menopausal and hormonal imbalance symptoms.
• Flaxseeds are a rich source of lingnans which may reduce cancer risk or manage some cancers.
• Flaxseeds may lower blood pressure.
• Flax seeds contains high quality of proteins & energy.
• Flaxseeds may help control blood sugar as aids in improving insulin sensitivity.
• Flaxseed help keep hunger at bay and are low in carbohydrates that may aid in weight control.
• It is excellent for hair as stops hair breakage, skin as right amount of fiber, anti-oxidants and omega 3 fatty acids.

Why Svaguna?

Our flaxseeds come from natural food forest Vanya located in Khalghat, Madhya Pradesh and are harvested freshly during the season. As they are from natural food forest they retain all their natural nutrients, fragrance and flavours and are amongst the best available in the market.

Caution:

• Too much consumption can lead to loose stools.
•  Refrigrate ground flaxseeds or else will turn rancid.
•  Some may have allergic reactions or may react with other medication.
•  To be avoided by women trying to conceive or pregnant.
• Excessive consumption can lead to intestinal blockage or cause bowel obstruction when taken without sufficient water.

Best form to have:

•  Consume in grounded form as easier to digest as one wont reap as many benefits from whole flaxseeds as your intestines cannot break down the tough outer shell of the seeds.

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