Flaxseed – Nutritional Benefits

Posted on February 15th, 2011 by Bread making machines in Bread Making Tips

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In case you didn’t know, Flaxseed is just what the doctor orders today in terms of nutritional benefits.  It contains large amounts of Lignan, also known as the Phytoestrogens.  Phytoestrogens are antioxidants which are thought to have health benefits; preventing breast cancer and other diseases.

It should also be noted that the oil found in flaxseed is extremely high in ALA (alpha linolenic acid), an omega – 3 fattyGround Flaxseed - bread making machine
acid.  Fatty acids are important in that they appear to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Ok, so where am I going with this?  Well, flaxseed can be ground up into flour.  It can then be added to your doughs (in small amounts) without a noticeable change in flavor.

Keep in mind, the nutritional benefits of Flaxseed are best obtained from either the ground up or liquid forms.

Just one additional way of creating great healthy bread in your bread making machine.                                                                     Creative Commons License photo credit: AlishaV

Give it a try.                                                             

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