By Jackie Hartnett
Flaxseeds have long been considered a healthy addition to one’s diet, providing a hearty dose of protein and fiber. Given their excellent nutrient profile, it’s fair to assume that flaxseed oil also has abundant health benefits. Did you know organic flaxseed oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acid, including alpha-linolenic acid? It’s also jam-packed with omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.
Flaxseed oil, also known as linseed oil, is one of the oldest crops, having been cultivated since the beginning of civilization. The Latin name of the flaxseed is Linum usitatissimum, which means “very useful.” This nutrient dense pantry staple has a wide variety of uses, ranging from cooking to skin care. Were you aware that organic flaxseed oil had the following health promoting benefits?