Flaxseeds/Alsi are one of the most nutrient dense seeds in the world and truly a super seed in every sense of the word. Flaxseeds are a MUST for daily consumption, contrary to the myth that they must be consumed during winter only.
Nutrition and Benefits
Flaxseeds are extremely rich in omega 3, fiber, protein, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, iron, potassium, copper and zinc. They are high in antioxidants and help in fighting cancer, menopausal symptoms, promote digestive health and are anti inflammatory.
Flaxseeds are pretty versatile as to how they can be consumed! Eat a spoonful of flaxseeds either raw or toasted. Grind them and mix with flour or batter to make nutritious rotis, paranthas, pooris or crepes. Sprinkle them on your salads, sandwiches, yogurts or drinks to lend them a nutty flavor and crunch while increasing the nutritional value. For those with the sweet tooth, simply roll coconut & flaxseeds laddoos. The truth is, Flaxseeds can be eaten with any and everything in the world!
Toast your seeds for about 2 seconds till they start crackling to bring out their full flavor.
Store the Flaxseeds in airtight containers, preferably with no exposure to light, or else they might turn rancid.