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Is the omega-3 fatty acid content of brown flax seeds and golden flax seeds really different?

Jane Reinhardt-Martin, RD, author of the book Flax Your Way to Better
Health
on flax seeds and health answered this question for me. Here is her response:

"The Canadian Flax Council is correct--the omega 3 content of goldenseed vs. brown is about the same. I am aware that farmers in North and South Dakota, where alot of goldenseed comes from, have been known to quote that the content is higher, but it is not. Even Ameriflax, located at The University of North Dakota will varify that they are about the same."

I hope this helps. If you need more information, please feel free to email Jane (Jane@FlaxRD.com) directly.

updated 4/02

 


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