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What’s Flaxseed Oil?

Posted by rhondascooking on August 16, 2008

Spectrum Organic Flax Oil

Spectrum Organic Flax Oil

Flaxseed oil is unrefined oil made from flaxseeds that have been expeller pressed.   I consider this oil as one of my super foods because it is high in unsaturated fat and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are excellent for reducing inflammation and lowering cholesterol.  Flaxseed oil is very versatile and can be used as a vitamin supplement or as a salad dressing!* This golden-color, delicate oil has a distinct, nutty and flavorful taste and is available in both filtered and unfiltered varieties.  Unlike many of other unrefined oils, flax oil should NOT be heated; it will become rancid very quickly.

There are several brands on the market and each is slightly different. I have tried many varieties, but favorite is Spectrum® Organic Flax Oil (filtered). I like this brand because it is very light in taste and is excellent for those days when I want a mild flavor.  The price of flaxseed oil ranges from $10 – $25 depending on the size and brand.  You can purchase flax oil online or at health stores.
  Click this link to purchase
Spectrum Essentials Flaxseed Oil, Organic Liquid 24oz from Spectrum Essentials.

 

*I recommend that you consume 2 tablespoons daily.  Even though flaxseed oil is “healthy” and good for you, still be mindful of the daily value of oils that you should consume. If you are trying to watch your weight, replace flaxseed oil with 4 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds. 

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