Apologies, we no longer stock this product in our shop.
- Flax (also known as linseed) is low-carb, high in protein, fat and fibre
- Whole unground seeds
- Mentioned by Dr Atkins as a fibre supplement for Atkins Diet
- Use whole or ground seeds in your low-carb baking, or add to food
- Can be ground in a food processor or coffee grinder, or consumed whole
Flax nutritional information
|Nutritional information (per 100g)|
|- of which saturates||3g|
100% flax (also known as linseed)
Using flax on a low-carb diet
Flax has a great nutritional profile, being low in carbs and high in protein and fibre. This makes it a useful low-carb baking and cooking ingredient.
Most recipes call for ground flax. This product is sold unground, as it stores better in this state. You can grind the required amount just before cooking using a food processor or a coffee grinder.
Flax works well in low-carb baking recipes such as bread and muffins (on its own or mixed with almond flour for better flavour), sprinkled on top of main meals, or mixed in with your prtoien shake.
Atkins Diet and Flax
Dr Atkins mentions flax in his original book as a fibre supplement, to ensure healthy digestion. (Robert C Atkins (27 May 2009). Dr Atkins New Diet Revolution. Ebury Publishing. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-4070-2768-5)
Once opened, seal pack tightly or transfer to an airtight container to keep any moisture out. Store in a cool dry place.
Packed in an environment which also handles peanuts, sesame seeds, gluten, soya, milk and sulphured fruits.
Suma: About the brand
Suma is the UK’s largest independent wholefood wholesaler/distributor, specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products.