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An oil obtained from the seeds of the flax plant. When it is processed, Flaxseed oil is first cold pressed from the seeds, providing an edible oil. The seeds are then hot pressed to produce an industrial oil and solvent, known as linseed oil,
which is not edible.
Flaxseed Oil has a smooth, buttery flavor, which makes it ideal as a salad oil or as an addition to cooked vegetables. Since the edible oil has a very high level of omega-3 fatty acid (a polyunsaturated fat considered of value in reducing potential stroke and heart disease problems), Flaxseed Oil is most often used as a nutritional supplement rather than for cooking.
USDA Nutrition Facts
|Serving Size||1 cup|
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