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Milled Flaxseed vs Whole Flaxseed - Which is Best for You?

Milled Flaxseed vs Whole Flaxseed – Which is Best for You?

Find out the BIG difference between eating milled flaxseed vs whole flaxseed and which one is the most beneficial to your daily diet.

What is the difference between milled flaxseed vs whole flaxseed?

Milled Flaxseed vs Whole Flaxseed - Which is Best for You?

The big difference between eating milled flaxseed vs whole flaxseed involves the digestion of the seeds. Flaxseed is a great source of fibre and whole flaxseeds pass right through your body without being digested, meaning your body will miss out on most of the great benefits that come from the seeds. When it comes to the digestion of milled flaxseed vs whole flaxseed, fibre plays a big role, and this is why milled flaxseeds are easier for your body to digest than whole flaxseeds.

The role of fibre in flaxseed:

There are two types of fibre – soluble and insoluble. Milled flaxseed provides your body with the benefits of both soluble and insoluble fibres and other micronutrients within the seed. Milled flaxseed can be more easily digested whereas the whole flaxseed can pass right through your body without being digested.  When flaxseeds are cold milled, your body can look forward to enjoying the many benefits that are released thanks to the soluble fibre contained within the seed. These benefits include protein, omega 3 and magnesium. 

Milled Flaxseed vs Whole Flaxseed - Which is Best for You?

What is best to eat with, milled flaxseed vs whole flaxseed? 

When it comes to adding flaxseed to your diet, the best way to do this is by eating milled flaxseed.  This is where the seed has been blended to a powder like substance, which is easy to consume and digest, and your body absorbs more of the benefits from the milled flaxseed such as:

  • Omega 3 Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
  • Fibre
  • Plant-based Protein
  • Magnesium 
  • Phosphorus
Read more about the benefits here

Milled Flaxseed vs Whole Flaxseed - Which is Best for You?

Linwoods Cold Milled Flaxseed is prepared with great care through our unique cold milling process to unlock the benefits of the seed for easy digestion and ensures the full nutrients remain intact.

Eating milled flaxseed:

While a lot of consumers will enjoy the crunch of whole flaxseeds, the versatility of milled flaxseed in food makes it a popular choice in many homes and is just another reason why it is the most popular way to enjoy the great benefits of flaxseed. 

Milled flaxseed can be easily incorporated into your daily diet by simply adding 2 dessert spoonfuls (20g) to your favourite breakfast such as porridge, yoghurt or smoothies every day to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and to add a high source of fibre and plant based protein to your daily diet. Milled flaxseed can also be a great alternative to eggs for vegan recipes.

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Comments (6)

  1. hi – I keep reading that flaxseeds must be cooked before eating – is this the case for your milled flaxseed? if so how long would you recommend…

    1. Hello, thank you for your question. No, you do not have to cook our milled flaxseed before eating. We recommend adding our products directly to your favourite meals, such as porridge, smoothies, salads and yogurt.

  2. I am a regular consumer of your milled flaxseed, but can you advise of the health ‘advantage’ of sprouted milled over your non-sprouted cold milled. I am happy to pay the extra £2 odd for the sprouted if there is a positive health benefit, but can’t find any info on the web.
    Many thanks,
    Paul

    1. HI Paul,

      Thank you for taking the time to contact us. The benefits of sprouted flaxseed have been widely studied and sprouted flaxseed actually increases the bioaccessibility of some nutrients, such as iron. Bioaccessiblity means that it helps to absorb the nutrient into our bodies. It has been found that sprouting increased the bioacessability of iron by 70% for example.

      Thank you,
      Linwoods

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