Definition: Flaxseed oil, also known as linseed oil, is a colorless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant . The oil is obtained by pressing, sometimes followed by solvent extraction. Due to its high levels of α-Linolenic acid (a particular form of omega-3 fatty acid), it is used as a nutritional supplement. Summaries: 1.Flaxseed oil is a triglyceride, like other fats. Flaxseed oil is distinctive in terms of fatty acid constituents of the triglyceride, which contain an unusually large amount of α-linolenic acid. Specifically, the constituent fatty acids in a typical Flaxseed oil are of the following types: ·The triply unsaturated α-linolenic acid (51.9~55.2%). ·The saturated acids palmitic acid(about 7%) and stearic acid(3.4~4.6%). ·The monounsaturated oleic acid(18.5~22.6%). ·The doubly unsaturated linoleic acid(14.2~17%).
2.Flaxseed oil is a slow-drying liquid with good preservative properties and water resistance.
3.Flaxseed oil is derived from the seeds of the linseed plant. It is rich is omega-3 fatty acids, but also contains a high level of magnesium,, copper, zinc and selenium notes Organic Facts. Flaxseed oil is recommended as a supplement, rather than use as a cooking oil. Flaxseed oil is not heat stable and will burn quickly when heat is applied to it. Specification:
A clear bright yellow oil
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Clear afer 5.5hours at 0°C
Benifit: ·flaxseed oil is beneficial in helping to reduce high cholesterol. ·The risk of heart disease is lower in individuals who take flaxseed oil. ·It reduces high blood pressure. ·Some people are afflicted with Sjogren's syndrome, which is a dryness of the eyes. Flaxseed oil helps to improve this condition. ·Reduce the risk of cancer. ·Aid in the growth of healthy hair and nails. · Promote healthy skin. ·Reduce menopause symptoms. Usage:
Flaxseed oil comes from the flax plant. The oils used for human consumption are cold pressed from the plant and are used either as an additive, such as sprinkling linseed oil over a salad, or in a capsule or pill form. It has a strong flavor, so many people prefer taking it in capsule form.