Flaxseeds – one of the world’s healthiest foods

flaxseed knowledge base

Flaxseeds have a long, rich history. The Flax seed plant has been known since before the stone ages, and was used for culinary purposes as far back as Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Maybe even further back! Rome, a civilisation that was one of the pioneers of the food and spice trade, widely praised the health benefits of flax seeds. But their popularity declined with the fall of the Roman Empire, and it wasn’t until Charlemagne in France that Flax Seeds got popular again.

Regency Grade Flaxseeds in-shell

Flax Seeds also have a history in medical use. Not that the following does not constitute as medical advice, it is simply what we have heard in the trade. Their main usage is use to relieve pain, control coughs and soothe irritated tissues, as well as use as a laxative. Flax is a highly environmentally friendly plant, and we’ve managed to make efficient use of nearly every part of it! Various parts of the plant are used to make dyes, paper, fabric and even soap! Of course, at Regency we’re interested in the seeds most of all.

Flaxseeds are also extremely nutritious! Below are nutrition values per 1tsp (3.4g) of Flaxseeds

Water 0.24
Energy 18kcal
Protein 0.62g
Total lipid (fat) 1.43g
Carbohydrate, by difference 0.98g
Fiber, total dietary 0.9g
Sugars, total 0.05g

Calcium, Ca 9mg
Iron, Fe 0.19mg
Magnesium, Mg 13mg
Phosphorus, P 22mg
Potassium, K 28mg
Sodium, Na 1mg
Zinc, Zn 0.15mg

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.0mg
Thiamin 0.056mg
Riboflavin 0.005mg
Niacin 0.105mg
Vitamin B-6 0.016mg
Folate, DFE 3µg
Vitamin B-12 0.00µg
Vitamin A, RAE 0µg
Vitamin A, IU 0IU
Vitamin E (alphatocopherol) 0.01mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg
Vitamin D 0IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.1µg

Fatty acids, total saturated 0.125g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.256g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.977g
Cholesterol 0mg


Today’s market price for Regency Flaxseeds
50G (1.8 OZ) HKD 16
200G (7.1 OZ) HKD 36
500G (17.6 OZ) HKD 54

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