Nutrition Per Serving: Protein 8.2g (17%), Dietary Fiber 6.6g (26%), Calcium 46.8mg (5%), Folate 46.2mcg (12%), Omega-3 1.2 g (100%), Iron 2.8mg (16%)
Other information you may want to know:
Fat: 12g — Saturated (1g), Trans (0g), Cholesterol (0g)
Vitamin C (8%), Vitamin B1 (6%), Vitamin D (2%)
Nutritional Spotlight: Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are one of the key ingredients that rank this snack as one of the healthiest around. Not only are flaxseeds one of the richest sources of omega-3 ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), they are packed with fiber, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory nutrients that help to improve digestion, oxidative stress, intestinal nutrient absorption, blood pressure, glucose levels, and more. To receive these powerful health benefits, it’s important to know a few things about selection, storage, and preparation. #1) Shop for whole, brown flaxseeds in the bulk section to maximize freshness and affordability. #2) Store whole seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer, which will lengthen the shelf life by avoiding light and moisture. #3) Grind in a coffee-grinder dedicated to seeds/herbs/spices just before using so that your body can absorb the nutrients. For those avoiding gluten and dairy, ground flax acts as a great binder and thickener to replace eggs or flour, as demonstrated in this recipe.