Friends, I have been using these flaxseeds on a daily basis in my cooking and being aware of its health benefits, I thought of sharing this with you all as my #3rd Sunday tips and tricks post.
Wishing for more happy and healthy eating!!!!
Flaxseeds : Flaxseeds are the plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids, the essential fatty acids needed by our body. They are essential as they are not made by the body and hence we need to get them from our diet.
They are a rich source of dietary fibre, Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), and the phytochemicals lignans. Being a rich source of fibre, they help relieve constipation. Ideally every meal should contain some amount of dietary fibre, and getting it from this source is also good for our health.
Dry roasting the seeds and making a powder makes it more versatile to use. One could add the powder to any meal. The dry seeds can also be used in bakery items. Thus making use of these wonderful seeds in some form would ensure a daily intake of these essential fatty acids in our diet.
Picture1: Dry Flaxseeds.
Picture2: Dry roasting the flaxseeds in a frying pan with the lid covered, the seeds splutter when heated.(Roast them for just a couple minutes taking care of not burning the seeds.)
Picture3: The coarsely ground roasted flaxseeds powder.