An incredibly nutritious crop, flax’s omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and other nutritional benefits have made flaxseed a popular food ingredient for people of all ages. Flaxseed is available as whole seed, and ground whole seed. Grinding or milling the seeds makes the nutrients more available.
The Canada and Manitoba governments have invested approximately $135,000 with the Flax Council of Canada to develop four nutritious, flax-based food products that may also help lower cholesterol, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.
The Flax Council of Canada, Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission and Manitoba Flax Growers Association are pleased to announce the launch of a new marketing program for flaxseed called HealthyFlax.org.