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Organic Flax Seed

Organic Flax Seed

Item: NWF079

  • Organic flax seeds

  • Add to cereals, salads, and blender drinks

  • Good source of fiber

16 oz (454 grams) Pkg

Retail $3.29
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  • Organic flax seeds

  • Add to cereals, salads, and blender drinks

  • Good source of fiber

Flax seeds are thought to have originated in the ancient Middle East during biblical times. They are an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including Omega-3, plus Magnesium, Zinc and dietary fiber. Flax oil from flax seeds is the richest known source of linolenic acid. It contains protein, mucilage, phytosterols and lignans, which are naturally included at 100 times the level of the next best source, wheat bran.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size about 2 Tbsp (21 g)

Servings Per Container about 22

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120Calories from Fat 70  
Total Fat  8 g 12%
Saturated Fat  1 g 5%
Trans Fat  0 g  
Cholesterol  0 mg 0%
Sodium  10 mg <1%
Total Carbohydrate  8 g 3%
Dietary Fiber  5 g 20%
Sugars  0 g  
Protein  5 g 10%
Vitamin A   0%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   6%
Iron   15%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65 grams 80 grams
Saturated Fat Less than 20 grams 25 grams
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400 mg 2,400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 grams 375 grams
Dietary Fiber   25 grams 30 grams

Calories per gram:

  • Fat 9
  • Carbohydrate 4
  • Protein 4

Ingredients: Organic Flax Seeds.

Naturally occurring fatty acids (example) (per serving)**

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Alpha Linolenic Acid) 4.0 g (4,000 mg)
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Linolenic Acid) 1.2 g (1,200 mg)
  • Omega-9 Fatty Acids (Oleic Acid) 1.5 g (1,500 mg)

**subject to natural variability

Add to cereals, pancakes, muffins, breads, meatloaf, meatballs, and even yogurt.

Due to its fiber content, Flax should be consumed with plenty of water.

Certified Organic by QAI.

Packaged in the USA.

  • Vegetarian/Vegan Product.

Shipping Weight

1.05 lbs

NOW Foods Organic Flax Seed Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good quality These flax seeds are just that. Good, organic, clean. What more can I say? The whole seeds will keep a long time, while the powder will turn pretty quickly. Grind them in a coffee grinder or bullet each time you want to add to something. Easier to digest. September 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by wonderful product My family and I use this product daily, only we grind it. It is an amazing deal compared to what I find in the stores. August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Product Exactly what I wanted and at a fair price. March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product I've been adding flax seeds to my diet for years and was thrilled to find this product at Swanson for less than I'd been paying at health food and grocery stores. February 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by These are a great source of fiber add crunch to foods , taste great and help move bowels! December 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Healthy! I add this to my smoothie every morning. I can really feel the difference! April 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sand in mine too I read other review saying sand in this flax seed. It is good to know someone else has experience it. So I am very disappointed with this NOW product. March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flax Seed I love the freshness, fast shipping, and the good amount for the price. I will reorder! Thank you March 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sand? I usually consume two tablespoons of milled flaxseed on a daily basis. I also chew two tablespoons of the whole flaxseeds just for the extra fiber throughout each day. I started off using the NOW brand of both because they are cheap and they are organic. I also use other brands. But with the last two bags of this whole NOW flaxseed, I have managed to chew into some pieces of sand. With the first bag, I was willing to give the benefit of the doubt with the last second bag that also had some sand in it, NOW may want to look into their quality control. Thankfully I haven't had this issue with the milled flaxseed yet. I haven't dealt with this with other brands of whole flaxseeds so I may stop buying the NOW brand. Will continue to buy other NOW products as I love this brand but this sand is just a no no. December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rwhill This is a very good product ,Helps to keep me regular, and i like that it is certified organic which means NON GMO which is very important to me December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by very good product I have been using this product for about a year now and it is a very good product. December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Convenience of ordering & price This is good, but it might be better if vacuum packed. Wasn't as fresh as some I've purchased, but the price is good. November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this stuff! Great product! I like to grind it up and put it in my oatmeal. So healthy! October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product, great price! Grind these up every morning to throw on my homemade yogurt. Good fiber, good fat, price can't be beat and a fresh product. July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Deal Great product for great price! July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality & value This is an excellent organic flaxseed priced well in comparison to non-organic varieties. June 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by first time buyer first time im using whole flax, but for the price, you cant beat it, i cant get this at a local store for this price. so how can you go wrong? June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product at a good value I use flax seed in all of my fruit/vegetable drinks, the almonds make me choke on the pulverized nut and I like the Goji berries, but they are a little more expensive. I bought flax seed at the store and it was very reasonable also, but was not organic. May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nice buy I bought this to make gluten free protein bars with, so far I'm very pleased with this item. May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superior quality deal! I purchased these and not only were they delivered quickly, but the price was fantastic for an organic item. We use these for smoothies but also snacking. Oddly enough-- we also used them to make eye covers as the filling inside. Rice can burn and smell but these hold heat and smell good after many uses. March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Organic Flax Seed I grind this flax seed every morning to put on my yogurt/blueberry breakfast. I believe it is very beneficial for my health, providing fiber and omega 3s. I wouldn't be without it. February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Value I grind up the flax seeds to put into smoothies and oatmeal. The quality of NOW foods is something that I trust. July 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fresh, Good Quality I use this when I bake cookies and other bread products to add nutrients and fiber - works really well with oatmeal cookies. Everything I bake is gluten-free and this flax seed works well in my recipes. Good quality, good taste and great price. February 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by yummy Toast 'em up, toss 'em in, Iove these December 1, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by great product The flax seed has a fresh and healthy look. I grind it for use and it has a great aroma and wonderful taste. I have bought other flax seed and it had stems and refuse in it but this product is very clean. January 7, 2010
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