#EdibleFacts: Flaxseeds

We’re back with our third installment of Edible Facts. This week we are discussing flaxseeds, which will take your #FreshStart journey to the next level.

They’re How Old?!

Flaxseeds aren’t just a super food—they’re also an ancient seed. Yes, ancient! Flaxseeds have been cultivated and consumed by civilization for roughly 6,000 years. For them to be around this long must mean something, right?

The Major Benefits

The ancient seed is one of the richest plant-based sources for omega-3 fatty acids—specifically, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) not to be confused with the type found in salmon. So, if you’re looking to improve the quality of your skin and nails, flaxseeds might just be the thing you need. It can also help with dry, flakey, skin acne, rosacea, and eczema.

Another extraordinary benefit of this superfood is how much fiber it contains. There are 3 grams of fiber in only just one tablespoon. Research has found that flaxseeds hold the ability to help make that full feeling last longer. It’s most likely due to the large amount of fiber the little seed contains.

Increasing Your Flaxseed Intake

  • There are countless ways to increase your flaxseed intake. This recipe for cranberry-pistachio energy bites come in handy as a perfect snack when at the office, or running errands with the kids.

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

  • Schnitzel bites! Well, flaxseed schnitzel bites to be exact! This super simple (and healthy) dish is great for children in place of chicken nuggets. You can even prepare them as a quick appetizer. Between prepping and actual cooking time, you’ll only spend about 15 minutes in the kitchen—solid time saver!

Spiced Flaxseed Schnitzel Bites

  • Okay, so we know that this last recipe is a little out of the box—but we definitely think it’s worth giving a try! This quinoa pie crust only has two ingredients (one of them being flaxseeds). It works well with both savory and sweet dishes. Not only does it have all the benefits of flaxseeds, but has a protein boost from the quinoa as well!

Quinoa & Flaxseed Pie Crust

And as always, flaxseeds are an easily accessible ingredient at our Edible Arrangement® locations where smoothies and parfaits available. We’ll be glad to customize your delicious treat with the super seed to help you continue your #FreshStart and be the best version of you!

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