Flax seeds also known as Linum Usitatissimum, have been consumed as food for around 6,000 years.Flaxseeds, sometimes called linseeds, are small, brown, tan or golden-colored seeds that are the richest sources of a plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). They are the bestsource of lignans in human diets. Flux seeds contains Omega-3, Fiber, Protein, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, Also, flaxseeds contain a good amount of vitamin B6, Iron, potassium, copper and zinc.
Health benefits includes
Flax seed benefits could help you improve digestion, give you clear skin, lower cholesterol, reduce sugar cravings, balance hormones, fight cancer and promote weight loss.
Brassica napus Linnaeus known as rapeseed, rape, oilseed rape, and in certain cultivars, Canola is a bright yellow flowering member of the Brassicacea family (mustard or cabbage family). It is a mustard crop grown primarily for its seed which yields about forty percent oil and a high-protein animal feed.
Rape seed oil was produced in the 19th century as a source of a lubricant for steam engines. It was less useful as food for animals or humans because it has a bitter taste due to high levels of glucosinates. Varieties have now been bred to reduce the content of glucosinolates, yielding more palatable oil. This has had the side effect that the oil contains much less erucic acid.Canola oil comes from… rapeseed
Rapeseeds grow into important oil plants in China, Canada, India,France & some other European Countries. Rapeseed, also called colza, is a member of the Cruciferae family and grows to a height of 75-175 cm. It has yellow flowers, blue-green leaves and is heavily branched with deep, fibrous taproot. The seeds are small, round and black-red in colour.
Sunflower seeds are available as one of the most popular and readily available snack foods, they are not only great to eat on the go but they also provide a number of health benefits. Sunflower seeds deliver a significant amount of vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and B6 to the body. They also provide us with various antioxidants and carotenoids, which support the immune system of the body.