Naturalness, health and nutrition: the advantages of Natural Origins heat-treated flaxseed

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September 28, 2021

Cultivated flax belongs to the Linum genus which includes 200 different species. In Latin, Linum usitatissimum "very useful", summarizes all the benefits of this grain. In addition to its nutritional benefits, it has a positive impact on the environment: few inputs and it doesn’t require irrigation. On the food market in the middle of a green revolution, flaxseeds have a rich nutritional profile and a multipurpose application in numerous agro-food products (1).



The advantages of Natural Origins heat-treated flaxseed



A high potential "superfood grain" on a booming green market


Flaxseeds have appeared on the market as a "superfood". On the European market, it can be noted that launching products with this grain has posted a compound annual growth rate of 3.2% in five years (2016-2021).

Its use is varied in flagship fields of application including:

  • Bakery products,
  • Meal substitutes, snacks,
  • Cereals and biscuits,
  • Plant-based beverages,
  • Vitamins and food supplements.

You can also use raw flax powder to garnish a salad.



A high-fiber nutritional profile (lignans), essential fatty acids and proteins


Flaxseed is rich in food fibers: a teaspoon provides 3 grams of fiber, which represents 10% of the recommended daily input. Associating soluble and unsoluble fibers promotes intestinal transit and improves digestion.


Flaxseeds also provide a substantial amount of omega 3 fatty acids which contribute to improving the cardiovascular system and prevention of cholesterol. (2).


Source of plant protein, flaxseed is involved in the proper functioning of the immune system. These proteins are suitable for vegetarians seeking alternatives to animal proteins.


Rich in lignans, phytoestrogens with powerful antioxidant properties, flaxseed fights against the negative effects of menopause, such as osteoporosis and may reduce the risk of cancer (3).



Characteristics of Natural Origins heat-treated flaxseed powder


At Natural Origins, we have developed a flax powder combining the following advantages:


  • Gluten and GMO free
  • High fiber content (up to 32%) providing nutritional claims such as "source of fiber" or "rich in fiber"
  • Protein content: between 32 and 39%

We have applied a heat-treatment process to our powder to guarantee the below microbiological standards:

  • Bacterial plate count ≤ 50 000 CFU/g
  • Yeast and mildew DMLT ≤ 1000 CFU/g
  • Staphylococcus aureus ≤ absent /10g
  • E. Coli ≤ absent /10g
  • Salmonella ≤ absent /25g



Want to find out more about our Flaxseed powder? Come and check this out on our e-platform:

Flaxseed Powder Heat Treated

Feel free to ask for a sample, a quote or any other information


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(1) Weill, P., Mairesse, G. Le lin, son huile, sa graine… et notre santé. Phytothérapie 8, 84–88 (2010).
(2) Parikh M, Netticadan T, Pierce GN. Flaxseed: its bioactive components and their cardiovascular benefits. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018 Feb 1;314(2):H146-H159. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00400.2017. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PMID: 29101172.
(3) De Silva SF, Alcorn J. Flaxseed Lignans as Important Dietary Polyphenols for Cancer Prevention and Treatment: Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics, and Molecular Targets. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2019 May 5;12(2):68. doi: 10.3390/ph12020068. PMID: 31060335; PMCID: PMC6630319.

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Chloé Blanchard

Life Science & Nutrition Product Manager

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