General golden flax seed information
Golden flax seeds are one of the richest sources of valuable heart healthy alpha-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids, containing almost twice as much benefit as fish oil.
Golden flax seed versus Brown Flax Seed: Brown flax, can be eaten however, it is grown for the commercial Linseed Oil , paint, and solvents Industries. The Omega Golden Flax Seed was developed for human consumption and is preferred for the food market because of its nutty-buttery flavor. The nutritional value of golden flaxseed vs. brown flaxseed are very similar if the samples are of the same quality. Quality is very important in determining the omega-3,6 content and overall nutritional value.
The variety we sell is a Golden Omega Flax Seed that was developed specifically for human consumption on the plains of North Dakota and is one of the highest quality and purity flax seeds available to the public.
Preparation of golden flax seeds: Golden flax can be purchased whole, ground and in oil form. We recommend that you obtain golden flax seeds in the whole seed form. provides the highest nutrional value. We recommend that you grind a portion of your golden flax seeds as needed.The golden flax seeds can be ground into a coarse powder form using a coffee grinder or electric flax grinder. Uncrushed flax seeds will not be digested and will thus pass through you undigested.
Storage Information: Whole golden flax seed which is clean, dry and of good quality, can be stored at room temperature for up to a year. For optimum freshness, ground flax seed should be ground as needed. Unused ground flax seed can be refrigerated in an airtight container if it will be used in just a matter of days, or it can be stored in the freezer for about a month.
Recommended daily usage: To get the maximum benefits from our Omega-3,6 golden flax seeds we recommend using 3 tbsp of ground flax seeds per day. A 20 lb supply of unground golden flax seeds will generally last one person for about one year.
Nutritional benefits of flax gold:
- Important source of polyunsatured fatty acids (Omega-3)
- dietary fiber
- linolenic acid
How to grow your own golden (Linum Usitatissimum) flax seeds:
Flax is easy to grow. As wildflowers, they require little care. In the home garden, mulch around them to help retain soil moisture, and to keep the weeds down. Prune plants to promote good air circulation.
Golden flax seeds need winter protection and grows best when given full sun and any garden soil. The flowers are about an inch across and produced throughout the summer. This is a suitable rock garden plant.
Propagation is by seed or division. The seed germinates in 3 to 4 weeks at temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees. Flowering will not occur until the second season. The plants may be divided in spring or fall.
Grow Flax in full sun. They prefer rich soil. Mix in compost when planting, if your soil is not rich. Keep the soil moist, not wet. Add a general purpose fertilizer when planting them, then once a month after that.
Flax are grown from seeds. Flax seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting later. Sow seeds early in the season and cover lightly with 1/8″ of fine garden or potting soil. Spring sown plants will not bloom until the next year. Try sowing seeds early in the fall, and they will bloom the next spring.
Ideal plant spacing is 10″ -12″. They will tolerate a little crowding.
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