Spice Trade — flaxseed

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Market Update: Jan 2022

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Grains and superseeds such as Chia, Flaxseed, Sesame Seeds have all been hiking up for the last two months, nearly all producers are all having their own unique problems ranging from severe inflation in Canada/India/China, to weather problems in Peru/Argentina resulting in crop failure of 30-40% and cost rises of 5-10%. These seeds don't grow easily and a replacement supply origin cannot cover the demand of the whole world. Prices are declining for some nuts: walnuts, pecans have dropped 10-15% as new crops from Chile, Mexico and Argentina are entering the market. There are also big supply issues for mediterranean herbs...

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Recipe: Flaxseed Smoothie with fresh fruit

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Recipe: Flaxseed Smoothie with fresh fruit

Much like chia seeds, flaxseeds are also getting famous for their amazing nutritional values. Flaxseeds are ultra rich in fibres, proteins, and a lot of micronutrients such as Vitamin B1,B2,B6 Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium etc**. Yet flaxseeds are usually very difficult to incorporate into your diet. Here’s a flaxseed smoothie we really like because of the vanilla and fresh fruits. Feel free to substitute the fruits to whatever you like, it’ll still taste great! Recipe: Flaxseed Smoothie with Fruits Servings: 2-3 Ingredients – 30g flaxseeds– 250ml soya milk– 1g vanilla seeds scraped from the pod– 150g strawberries cut in half– 50g bananas– 10-20g each...

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Flaxseeds – one of the world’s healthiest foods

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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...

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