Brown Flaxseed

Non-GMO Project Verified
Gluten Free

Brown Flaxseed, also known as linseed, are harvested from the flax plant. Our brown flax seeds, just a little larger than sesame seeds, contain omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, dietary fiber and protein. Add our delicious flax seeds to breads, cookies, cereals and pilafs, or grind them into flaxseed meal!

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Nutrients and Flax
When it comes to grains, beans and seeds, we think nature got it right. In their original state, these wholesome foods provide a magnificent combination of nutrients.

We honor this innate perfection by keeping our foods simple, and our flaxseeds are an excellent example of that practice. They are simply seeds from the flax plant, boasting a wonderfully nutty flavor and offering 3,100mg of Omega-3 (ALA) per serving and 8 grams of fiber. Contains 11 grams of total fat per serving. See nutrition information for fat content.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that. And we think that’s just how it should be.

Uses for Flax
Flax seeds can be eaten whole, sprouted or ground. The nutrients in ground flaxseed are better digested by the body, and fortunately it’s easy to make ground flaxseed at home: just whirl them in a coffee grinder or blender to crack the outer hull and release the benefits of brown flax in seconds.

History of Flax
Flax has been cultivated for thousands of years as a source of textiles, food and oil. In fact, there’s evidence that wild flax was spun and dyed in Paleolithic times! While flax was initially cultivated in the Fertile Crescent, it quickly spread to Syria, Germany, Switzerland, China and India. Flax held an important role in Egyptian society as a symbol of purity: not only were priests only dressed in linen, but mummies were wrapped in it.

In the Middle Ages, Europe became a major player in flax production, where it was raised for fiber and oil. Flax later spread to North America, where it flourished until the rise of cotton, which was cheaper to grow, limited production.

Today, fiber from flax is used to make linen, which is commonly used to create clothes, sheets and other housewares like napkins and tablecloths. Flax is also still a major source of oil and delicious flaxseed, which is prized for its high content of lignans, fiber, protein and essential fatty acids.

Cooking with Flax Seeds
Add whole or ground flax seed to baked goods like bread, muffins, bars, biscuits, crackers, granola and cookies. Sprinkle flax seeds on hot cereal or yogurt, or add to other recipes for extra nutrition and a nutty flavor. Browse our website for two terrific recipes using flax seeds: Bulgur & Flax Pilaf and Three Seed Bread!

Browse Our Selection of Flax Seeds and Meals
At Bob’s Red Mill, we carry both conventional and organic golden and brown flax seeds. Looking for ground flax seeds? We have brown and golden flax seed meal, also in conventional and organic varieties.

We pride ourselves on carrying the highest quality products that you and your family will love. While you’re here, explore our wide variety of flours, gluten free baking essentials, beans, rice, baking mixes and so much more. Our mission is to provide whole grain foods for every meal of the day!

To Your Good Health

  • Gluten Free

    This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free facility and tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.

  • Kosher

    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, this product has been certified Kosher by OK Kosher Certification of Brooklyn, New York.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it does not include eggs, dairy or honey.

  • Paleo

    We offer many wholesome ingredients that are favored by folks who follow a paleo, primal or other grain-free diet, including nuts flours, starches, whole nuts, and seeds.

  • Non-GMO Project Verified

    Bob’s Red Mill products are made without the use of bioengineering and use ingredients grown from identity preserved seeds. Currently, more than 240 of our products have been verified with the Non-GMO Project. Visit for the full list.

  • High Fiber

    Each serving of this product provides 20% or more of the recommended daily value for fiber. Dietary fiber aids digestion and makes you feel full faster, so it can help you maintain a healthy weight.

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