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Linseed oil

What you should know about linseed oil

It’s hard to believe that linseed oil has almost been forgotten: it looks like liquid gold, flows thickly from the spoon and tastes intensely nutty and hearty. In the past, however, the high-quality fat from the seeds of the (beautifully flowering) flax plant was literally on everyone’s lips. The less affluent of our ancestors in particular valued linseed oil as a cheap and nutritious food.

Linseed oil flavor

Probably the most famous dish with linseed oil is jacket potatoes with quark, which is refined with the golden-yellow fat from linseed – a traditional dish with cult status in the region that has been rediscovered in recent years, and not just by many veggies.

Not everyone likes the typical, intensely nutty taste of linseed oil, which is somewhat reminiscent of hay. No problem: you can mix linseed oil with more neutral-tasting oil!

How healthy is linseed oil?

When it comes to “good” and healthy fats, linseed oil is the lone leader: it contains more of the triple unsaturated omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (named after the Greek word “linos” for linseed) than almost any other vegetable oil. Depending on the origin of the plant, cold-pressed linseed oil contains up to 70 % of these fatty acids and thus outstrips even suppliers that are rightly praised as omega-3 fatty acid stars such as rapeseed oil (approx. 9 %) or salmon (approx. 4 %) by a huge margin.

This is so important because numerous scientific studies confirm this: Alpha-linolenic acid can inhibit inflammation, promote blood clotting and dilate blood vessels. It regulates blood pressure and blood lipids and thus has a preventive effect against thrombosis, heart attacks and strokes. Researchers also found that the alpha-linolenic acid from linseed oil is incorporated into the cell membranes and is partly converted into other important omega-3 fatty acids.

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    Linseed oil

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Linseed oil as a dietary supplement

Many nutritionists are also of the opinion that the fatty acid can even have a preventive effect against cancer. And linseed oil is even said to be good for the soul: Several studies suggest that linseed oil can alleviate depression or anxiety, for example. Not surprising when you know that an insufficient intake of omega-3 fatty acids can not only impair the ability to think, but can also lead to changes in behavior and even to a lack of self – a lack of feelings and emotions.

Nutritional values of linseed oil per 100 grams
Calories 922
Protein 0 g
Fat 98 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary fiber 0