Seeds from the flax (aka linseed) plant have been used as food for
thousands of years in Asia and Europe. Today flax seeds are prized for
their nutty flavor, high level of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and
fiber. Because of the omega-3 acids, lignans and soluble fiber
content, they are recommended for those concerned about eating
Golden flax seeds are believed to have a higher omega-3 fatty acid content than brown flax seeds.