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Flaxseeds

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Flaxseeds review: 62 facts and highlights

Flaxseeds
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Flaxseeds

Why is Flaxseeds better than the average?

  • More leucine per 100g
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    1.24gvs1.23g
  • More glutamic acid per 100g
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    4.04gvs3.55g
  • More proteins per 100g
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    18.29gvs15.62g
  • More lipids per 100g
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    42.16gvs24.92g
  • More ash per 100g
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    3.72gvs3.63g
  • More dietary fiber per 100g
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    27.3gvs15.17g
  • Less sucrose per 100g
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    1.15gvs1.5g
  • More glucose per 100g
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    0.4gvs0.3g

General values

1. more proteins per 100g

18.29g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
2. more dietary fiber per 100g

27.3g

Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
3. more choline per 100g

78.7mg

Choline is essential for the production of cellular membranes and plays a crucial role in acetylcholine synthesis and cholinergic neurotransmission.
4. more lutein and zeaxanthin per 100g

651µg

Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in the central part of the retina, called macula. They are antioxidants and play a key role in maintaining eye health.
5. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

534kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
6. higher water content per 100g

6.96g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g

28.88g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
2. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

1.55g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.
3. less sucrose per 100g

1.15g

Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is composed out of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is rich in calories, but doesn’t have a high nutritional value.
4. more glucose per 100g

0.4g

Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the main source of energy.

Minerals

1. more ash per 100g

3.72g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).
2. more calcium per 100g

255mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.
3. more iron per 100g

5.73mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
4. more magnesium per 100g

392mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
5. more phosphorus per 100g

642mg

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
6. more potassium per 100g

813mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Vitamins

1. more vitamin K per 100g

4.3µg

Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins (K1 and K2) needed for the synthesis of proteins that ensure blood coagulation and help bone metabolism.
2. more vitamin C per 100g

0.6mg

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.
3. more thiamin per 100g

1.64mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.
4. more riboflavin per 100g

0.16mg

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.
5. more niacin per 100g

3.08mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.
6. more pantothenic acid per 100g

0.98mg

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.

Fats

1. more lipids per 100g

42.16g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
2.saturated fatty acids per 100g

3.66g

Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.
3. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g

7.53g

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.
4. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g

28.73g

A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Amino acids

1. more leucine per 100g

1.24g

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.
2. more tryptophan per 100g

0.3g

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.
3. more threonine per 100g

0.77g

Threonine is an essential amino acid that helps promote normal growth of the body. It also helps various systems in the body like cardiovascular, liver, nervous and immune system.
4. more isoleucine per 100g

0.9g

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.
5. more lysine per 100g

0.86g

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.
6. more methionine per 100g

0.37g

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Miscellaneous

1. more glutamic acid per 100g

4.04g

Glutamic acid or glutamate is primarily used by the brain as it is a neurotransmitter. It helps to excite the brain and to maintain normal brain function by removing excess ammonia, inhibiting proper brain functioning, and then convert it to glutamine.
2. more serine per 100g

0.97g

Serine is an amino acid that contributes to the biosynthesis of proteins, playing a key role in various metabolic processes.
3. more betaine per 100g

3.1mg

Betaine is an amino-acid that contributes to protein synthesis and contributes to the proper functioning of the liver.

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