Flaxseed, Golden – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue
Flaxseed, Golden is a vegan pantry ingredient that we keep in our freezer to preserve freshness; we blend them into our smoothies in our vita-mix.
Flaxseed can also be spelled or written, flax seed, or referred to as linseed, because the plant fiber is used to make linen; all names are correct. In this enlarged photo of golden flaxseed we can more easily see what they look like, including a split seed on the left of the photo. Flax seeds are also the most widely available botanical source of omega-3 fatty acids. We freeze our raw golden flaxseeds to prevent them from spoiling, and add 3 heaping tablespoons of the raw whole flax seeds in our blender container to make 2 quarts of fruit or green smoothies. According to the literature that we’ve seen, golden flaxseed was developed for human consumption, because of its nutty-buttery flavor. The nutritional value of golden flaxseed vs. dark or brown flaxseed is very similar, which is confirmed by information printed on product packaging. We could not find any comprehensive nutritional information for raw golden flaxseed. (See the general nutritional flaxseed information listed with dark flaxseed)