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Features

  • Richest source of beneficial plant lignans
  • High in Omega 3 essential fatty acids
  • Organic, non-GMO
  • Add to smoothies, juices, casseroles, cooked cereal, etc.

Description

Organic Brown Flax, 1.75 lbs.

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 a coffee/seed mill to 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.

The flax seed is packaged in a clear, plastic bag; the bag is sealed, and has a zip closure to reclose after the top of the bag has been removed.

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).

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

Additional Options

Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of whole grain products. You can also grow your own grains, fruits and vegetables with our heirloom garden seed & sprouting seed collections!

Our foods category offers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.

As a whole grains shopper you may also be interested in hand crank and electric grain mills and grain flakers as well as heavy duty Bosch mixers, Ankarsrum (formerly Electrolux) mixersHäussler spiral dough mixers and Famag spiral dough mixers!

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.

Non-GMO Project verifiedThe grain on this page is Non-GMO Project verified. 

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s most trusted third party verification for non-GMO food and products.

Ingredients

Organic brown flax seed.

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Specs

GMO Free Yes
Gluten Free Yes
Allergens Processed in a facility that handles barley, sesame seeds, soybeans, wheat, and peanuts.
Certifications USDA Organic
Net Weight 1.75 lb.

Shipping

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.

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  • Quality Products
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I'm enjoying using the Bamix blender; a well made product built to last. Thank you for offering organic flax seeds; a good quality brand.
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  • Very good quality
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Very good quality. Fast shipping.
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  • Excellent quality
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I'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!
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  • Bought several different products
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    Liked 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 MD
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  • Great Product, Great Company
    By on - Verified Buyer
    This 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.
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  • Pleasant Hill Grain is a Great Company!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Pleasant Hill Grain is an excellent source for organic, non-GMO, brown flax seeds. I ordered seven bags (a 5-6 month supply for me) and the NutriMill Mini-Seed/Coffee Mill, all of which came with free shipping in an expeditious manner. I had been concerned about freshness and shelf life, but the seeds I received have a freshness date one year out.

    I grind two level tablespoons of seeds with the amazingly simple, efficient mill to mix into my organic oatmeal every morning; they add a delightful texture and nutty flavor to the oatmeal, to say nothing of the many health benefits. My primary objective here is lowering of my blood pressure, which scientific studies have proven to be substantial with two tablespoons/day of ground flax seed.

    The customer support from Pleasant Hill Grain is superb. In my case, I emailed with Bonnie. She was very responsive and helpful with information, unlike so many companies that take two days, if ever, to respond. In other words, she genuinely cared and went the extra mile to be supportive.

    These are the reasons, along with value for my money, that I give Pleasant Hill Grain an excellent rating.
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  • Excellent!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I received my bags of flax seed within one week and they were vac-sealed and a beautiful dark color. A great price for the quantity of seed you get per bag and with the vac-sealed, I ordered three. Will be re-ordering.
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