Flaxseed is also called linseed and comes from the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). Its nutty-tasting seeds can be eaten on their own or crushed and cold-pressed to release flaxseed oil.
Flaxseeds occur in two basic varieties and colours: brown or yellow (golden linseeds). Most types of these basic varieties have similar nutritional characteristics and equal numbers of short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. An exception is a type of yellow flax called solin (Linola) which has a completely different oil profile and is very low in omega-3s.
Below we list 5 health benefits that Flaxseed may provide for you.