Golden vs Brown Flax seed How to test for Quality Golden Omega 3 FlaxSeed?
Golden vs Brown Flax seed
Maybe you've seen the various kinds of flaxseed?
It can be hard to figure out all the differences in flax seed because there are many varied colors and qualities!!
There is Dark Brown, Light Brown, Red, Yellow, and Golden Flax seed.
The Dark and Light Brown and Red Flax seed can be used to make dye, hair gels, soap, fishing nets, medicines, linseed painting oil and fabric, as well as feed for animals.
How do you know the difference between Golden vs Brown Flax seed? ~and~ How do you test for quality Omega 3 in golden vs brown flax seed?
Here to the right is a comparison of Premium Gold Flax seed at the top vs other Yellow/Golden Flax -middle vs Brown Flaxseed at the bottom. You can see the differences! Now You just want to feel and taste the differences! :)
So, what do you look for when you buy Flax seed?
Is it shiny? Before you buy the seed, look at the flax seed. The seed should look oily + shiny--this shows that the seed has high quality Omega 3 content. Premium Gold Flax seed has ~2.64grams of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids per 2 Tablespoons of Flax seed!
Are the Flax Seeds Plump? A flat seed will usually indicate very little Omega 3 oil, fiber, + lignan content. As with any food, there are different qualities of food! Premium Gold Flax seeds are large and plump with a high content of Lignans.
Does the Flaxseed Taste Good? This is the MOST IMPORTANT because Flax seed is food!
It should have a light nutty flavor, with little to no smell. If it is old, poor quality, or has been stored a long time it may taste bitter, moldy, rancid, or just yucky!
I have had many customers who tell me that they have tried other flax seed and cannot believe how good Premium Gold Flaxseed tastes!
Also if you taste a whole flax seed it should be crunchy when you first chew it and then become gummy due to the good fiber and Omega 3 oil content. A seed that is not gummy when chewed is not high quality flaxseed and is likely lacking on it's Omega 3 oil content as well as other valuable nutrients.
Where does the flax seed come from? Is it spending a lot of time being shipped from other countries and stored in warehouses? Knowing where our food is coming from is more important more than ever before! Also, support for our farmers is so important! Ask your co-op and health food store what the source of their Flax seed is!
Quality is priceless! If you have tried flax seed before and did not like it, I would love to see what you think of Premium Gold Flaxseed!
Premium Gold Flax seed is cleaned very carefully 3 times and never touched by human hands and a lot of flax seed is lost during the cleaning process, but this makes for exceptional quality of the seed!Whole Flax seed can be stored safely in a cool place for up to 3 years because it is a seed.Premium Gold Flax seed is grown free of pesticides, is NON GMO (Non-Genetically Modified) + FDA regulated.The special Golden Omega 3 Flax seed was developed by South and North Dakota State Universities to optimize the Lignan and Omega 3 oil content in the seed. This seed is much easier to grind than Brown Flax seed. Golden Flax seed requires more care when growing than other flax seed; Golden flax seed must have specific soil conditions as well as optimal weather -cool and not too dry.
"Even at the full price the Cold Milled Flax is still cheaper than Metamucil or other fiber supplements that run about $12 for only 15 ounces! That's a great deal!" -K.A.
"Ellie, Thanks for your email. Just a short testament: Have been trying for years to get my cholesterol numbers to be on the healthy side. Got your flax at the farmers market this past summer and took your advice on consuming it. Had a blood test 2 weeks ago and my Cholesterol number is at 181, down from 262. Healthy eating and exercise: definitely the way to go. Thanks again."
-- Peter W.
"I have several health problems: Type 2 Diabetes + Constipation being my top complaints. When I was introduced to Golden Flax seed, I was drinking fiber daily + lived on Senna. I no longer have to buy Senna or fiber."
"My hot flashes were so bad and I had up to 3 or 4 times in the night. My sleep was interrupted, not to mention the embarrassment of breaking out in a sweat and a red face during conversations.... Oh boy, I have not had a hot flash for about 3 weeks."
"The best thing that happened is that it has really helped stabilize my blood sugar. When blood sugar is stable without a lot of peaks + valleys, it's easier to lose weight + I'm game for that."
-- Thanks, Sherrie