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The seed of flax, used to produce linseed oil and medicinal emollients and as a dietary supplement.


(Botany) the seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil. Also called: linseed



the seed of flax; linseed.
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Noun1.flaxseed - the seed of flax used as a source of oil
oil-rich seed, oilseed - any of several seeds that yield oil


n linaza, semilla de lino
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A French privateer captured the vessel on her passage home, the flaxseed was condemned and sold, my ancestors being transferred in a body to the ownership of a certain agriculturist in the neighborhood of Evreux, who dealt largely in such articles.
These fats are high in cold-water fish, walnuts, flaxseeds, and olive oil.
Some of the new dishes include quick Seaside Cakes (made with ground flaxseeds or chia seeds, kelp powder, tofu, and whole wheat soda crackers) and Mushroom Burgers (also made with flaxseeds with tofu and mushrooms).
Alternately, you can grind whole flaxseeds in a coffee grinder before consumption.
If you enjoy grinding flaxseeds, and if you use three tablespoons of the ground meal a day, you can add several fish oil capsules to your supplements.
Flaxseeds are full of antioxidants which help to cleanse the body as well as lignans which are thought to have anti-cancer properties.
Flaxseeds are available from Holland & Barrett stores loose in bags or in oil format or capsules.
FibrOmega is a new nutritionally-rich natural fiber product derived from organic, non-GMO, kosher-certified flaxseeds, designed to increase fiber and omega 3 consumption.
Also, if you try to consume enough omega-3s from more than two or three tablespoons a day of flaxseeds, there is a thyroid-toxic compound in the seed husks that can cause a goiter and low thyroid function.
The Basic Ingredients: Spices, flavoring extracts, natural sweeteners (maple syrup, honey, brown rice syrup), fresh nuts and seeds (store in refrigerator), fruits, flaxseeds, lecithin granules (extract from soybeans), dried fruits (apples, apricots, dates, raisins), fresh fruits (bananas, etc.
Enjoy Blueberry Muffins made with buckwheat flour, cornmeal, ground flaxseeds, or rice flour.