Flaxseed was eaten by the early Greeks and Romans like nuts. You may eat the seeds whole, ground into meal, or sprouted. Used in small amounts, they add a crunchy quality when making muffins, waffles, pancakes, granola, or cooked cereals. When ground, flaxseed meal can be added to breads, muffins, hot cooked cereals and smoothies. One serving of flaxseed contains 1800 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. An employee-owned company. To your good health, Bob Moore. Gluten free. Organic. Fiber, lignans & omega-3 fats. You can see our quality! USDA organic. Bob's Red Mill products labeled gluten free are batch tested in our quality control laboratory. We use an ELISA Gluten Assay test to determine if a product is gluten free. Wholesome. Millers of natural foods! What's inside each flaxseed and found in flaxseed meal could be better health, spelled F-L-A-X: F is for fiber. It's amazing how much fiber a little flaxseed contains. Just two tablespoons of flaxseed meal delivers 4 grams of fiber, as much fiber as 1-1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal! Studies suggest that when flaxseed meal is added to the diet, harmful LDL cholesterol drops, while good HDL cholesterol stays put. Regularity improves, also. L is for lignans. Here's where the flaxseed story gets major points. Flaxseed contains high levels of natural antioxidants called lignans. Many plant foods have some lignans, but flaxseed has at least 7 times more than any other. To get the lignans that are in just two tablespoons of flaxseed meal, you'd need to eat about 30 cups of fresh broccoli. A is for alpha-linolenic acid. Modern diets - even healthy ones - are routinely deficient in omega-3s. Flaxseed is a mega-source for the plant version of omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid. The oil in flaxseed is about 50% alpha-linolenic acid. Canola and walnut oils, the next highest sources, have about 10. But most foods have far less. One serving of flaxseed meal contains 1800 milligrams of omega-3. X is for excellent choice. Should you consider adding flaxseed meal to your diet? Absolutely, say many doctors and nutritionists. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and as low as possible trans fat, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Dear friends, For many years we have been proudly stating that using our products will delight your family with stone ground goodness. Naturally, it pleases us that the same whole grain products we stone grind on cool running French buhr millstones are today making health news all over the world. When you choose several daily servings of whole grain foods, you are providing the foundation for a healthy diet. At Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, we mill the widest possible diversity of whole grain foods. To your good health, Bob Moore. Our product line is diverse and extensive. For information and recipes, visit our website at www.bobsredmill.com. Free of preservatives and chemical additives. Certified organic by QAI.