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The seed of flax, especially when used as the source of linseed oil; flaxseed.

[Middle English linsed, from Old English līnsǣd : līn, flax (from Latin līnum; see lī̆no- in Indo-European roots) + sǣd, seed; see seed.]
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(Botany) another name for flaxseed
[Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed]
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the seed of flax; linseed.
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Noun1.linseed - the seed of flax used as a source of oil
oil-rich seed, oilseed - any of several seeds that yield oil
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A. Nlinaza f
B. CPD linseed oil Naceite m de linaza
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nLeinsamen m
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Dog Treat Recipe Ingredients 1/4 cup flax seed, ground 2/3 cup oatmeal, ground 1 cup blueberries 2 cups whole-wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 egg 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted Cooking spray Caption: Flax seed won't grind up as Smooth as outmeal.
In another investigation (Kronberg et al., 2011), Angus steers were grazed and fed ground flax seed (FLX, 0.20% BW) or ground corn and soybean meal (CSBM, 0.28% BW) and compared to those fed basal diet (Control).
Bakery sector in the west has resorted to the method of adding ground flax seed into mixed grain bread for the purpose of meeting customer demands.
The project involves use of non-traditional substances to develop composite body panels, including use of bamboo, flax seed and other natural fibres.
Toppings for the smoothies and acai bowls include goji berry, bee pollen, raw cacao, dark chocolate-covered pomegranate, fresh mango, coconut shavings, flax seed and hemp seed.
Confectionary flax seed has been in existence for thousands of years: Hippocrates touted flax for the relief of intestinal discomfort; King Charlemagne passed laws ordering his subjects to consume flax seed; and Gandhi said: "Whenever flax seed becomes a regular food item among the people, there will be better health."
Researchers have now isolated valuable components of flax seed. When incorporated into bread, cakes or dressings, they can support the human organism without leaving an unpleasant aftertaste.
Like the Neck Wrap, the Body Wrap is filled with flax seed, lavender, and plush, and can be used warm or chilled.
Given the concerns about fish contamination with persistent organic pollutants, not to mention the ecological damage done by overfishing and the commercial fishing industry, it may be preferable to get healthy fats from plant sources, such as flax seed oil.
Working flax seed and flax seed oil into your diet is a simple way to give your heart a boost.
You can also enjoy a diet rich in PUFAs--the "good fats"--by cooking with canola oil, and adding walnuts and flax seed to your regular food consumption.