IMPORTANT: COVID-19 UPDATE
Today we're shipping orders for in-stock items placed November 15. Our Hampton showroom is temporarily closed. Despite high order volume, our amazing shipping team is rapidly reducing processing times—we’ve recently added 20 new team members! We greatly appreciate your business and we’re doing our very best to serve you, as Jim C. of California tells. A word to the wise: Because resupply of many product lines remains daunting, and processing times may grow again in coming weeks, there’s never been a year like this to do your Christmas shopping and other year-end buying very early!
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— Ed Casey, CA
- Richest source of beneficial plant lignans
- High in Omega 3 essential fatty acids
- Organic, non-GMO
- Add to smoothies, juices, casseroles, cooked cereal, etc.
Organic Brown Flax, 1.75 lbs.
Supply note: Our organic brown flax in 1.75 pound bags is unavailable until crop from the new harvest is ready, which we hope will be in late October 2020.
Our brown flax seed (linum usitatissimum) is certified organic, non-GMO, triple-cleaned and useful for all kinds of cooking purposes. Brown flax has a mild, pleasantly nutty flavor. Enjoy the flavor and health benefits of flax by adding it to protein smoothies, juices, salads, cereals, casseroles, baked goods, and even desserts... the list is endless!
The outer layer of flaxseed is so hard and fibrous that we can’t actually digest it, even with extensive chewing, so grinding flax seed is essential to absorbing the powerhouse of nutrition it offers. We recommend using ato grind your seed shortly before using it. Ground flax is highly perishable and turns rancid quickly, so grinding small amounts as needed is recommended. Whole flax seeds can be stored in an airtight container for up to a year.
Flax has earned a great reputation, thanks to its plant lignans which promote heart health, maintain bone density, and balance estrogen which can help fend of and fight certain cancers. Flax seed is actually the richest source of plant lignans, containing up to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods!
Flax seed is also rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids which improve brain, eye, heart, bone and joint health. Omega-3 decreases inflammation, fights autoimmune diseases and depression, improves concentration, and so much more. Flaxseed is one of the best sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 fat. Flax is one of the highest dietary sources of omega-3, surpassed only by chia seeds.
“Best service, lowest shipping fees and—most importantly—the best organic brown flax seed one could dream to find.”
– Francesco R., VA
A common myth surrounding flax is that one color may be superior to the other, but nutritional studies have shown that brown and golden flax are virtually the same in their levels of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber. Brown and golden flax both contain about 3 grams of fiber. Brown flax seeds provide slightly more ALA, at 2.5 grams per tablespoon, while golden flax seeds contain 2.1 grams. A tablespoon of either type provides your entire daily recommended ALA intake.
Looking for ways to add fiber to your diet to improve your digestive health and maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels? Flax offers both soluble and insoluble fiber. Thanks to its soluble fiber content, ground flax seeds create a gummy consistency when mixed with water, so those on an egg-free diet can use flax as an egg replacement. To replace one egg, grind 1 tablespoon of flax seeds and mix with 3 tablespoons of water.
Flax oil, also known as linseed oil, is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, but the highly desirable lignans and fiber found in the whole seed are removed in the process of making flax oil. Flax oil is a delicate oil and oxidizes easily, so it’s best to use it raw. To keep the oil fresh, store it tightly sealed in the refrigerator.
Just one tablespoon of flaxseed per day will provide a good amount of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a boost your intake of B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium.
Super-Cleaned: All of our flax is triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. The cleaning process does not use water, any liquid chemicals or washing procedures. The flax is cleaned using a screener, destoning and gravity table as well as a color sorter. The flax is also not heat treated in any way. (Flax seed that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)
Non-GMO: All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO). Also, PHG does not sell any grains, beans, lentils, pulses or seeds sourced from China.
Looking for bulk flax seed? Click here for a 25 lb. bag of organic brown flax.
“Pleasant Hill Grain is a top notch company. You process orders quickly without error and also resolve returns to the customer's satisfaction. Other companies I've ordered from online don't measure up to Pleasant Hill Grain!”
– Pat Perusse, MD
Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of. None of our grains, seeds, legumes, or pulses are sourced from China. Wondering which grains are gluten free? Check out our .
Ouroffers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.
Gamma Seal lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.
The grain on this page is Non-GMO Project verified.
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|Allergen Statement||Processed in a facility that handles barley, sesame seeds, soybeans, wheat, and peanuts.|
|Net Weight||1.75 lb.|
We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.
By Richard W. in TX on 8/1/2020 - Verified BuyerSince the pandemic started, we have purchased many different items from Pleasant Hill. Our #1 criteria for any food item is that it be organically grown, which many of Pleasant Hill's items are. We have found all of their products to be high quality. We have also found their Customer Service to be extremely helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
By Patty A. in CA on 6/5/2020 - Verified BuyerPackage came well packed and on time. Good price for Organic Brown Flax seed. Clean and fresh.Was this review helpful to you?
By Kristina M. in TX on 3/30/2020 - Verified BuyerI am so pleased that I found a place to get quality grains and seeds. Especially knowing I can trust the source! What a gem of a company. Also important for me was the packing of the products when it arrived. You can really tell that they care!Was this review helpful to you?
By Kathy M. in MN on 2/2/2020 - Verified Buyeri couldn’t believe how fast the order arrived!Was this review helpful to you?
By Rex P. in NC on 9/28/2019 - Verified BuyerI received my order in a very timely manner and it was packed correctly and protected from the shipping company's ruff handling.Was this review helpful to you?
By Kimberly G. in FL on 3/16/2019 - Verified BuyerI'm enjoying using the Bamix blender; a well made product built to last. Thank you for offering organic flax seeds; a good quality brand.Was this review helpful to you?
By CAROL H. in MS on 12/21/2018 - Verified BuyerVery good quality. Fast shipping.Was this review helpful to you?
By Charlie W. in MS on 8/25/2018 - Verified BuyerI've ordered these flax seeds a few times now. They are just the right amount for what I need, which is a few tablespoons in with my oats each morning. Excellent product quality. If you are needing some flax seeds but don't want an entire bucket, try a bag of these. As always, customer service with PHG is top notch!Was this review helpful to you?
By Geny C. in MD on 2/27/2018 - Verified BuyerLiked that you have non-GMO products and you sell in bulk but also smaller quantities giving me the chance to try them all. Liked the packing system that preserve freshness. Your precision to deliver and so easy to have it at home with free delivery. I will always buy from you. Being vegetarian vegan I really appreciate the practicability of buying in one place. Loved to find your company!! Geny C - Bethesda MDWas this review helpful to you?
By Julia E. in FL on 11/27/2017 - Verified BuyerThis is my first order with Pleasant Hill Grain and everything went smoothly. I really like their line of products and will order from them again.Was this review helpful to you?