Linseed (also known as flaxseed) has become popular in recent years due to its massive health benefits. Not only high in phosphorus, magnesium and iron, it is high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart, and fibre, which aids healthy digestion in the gut. Linseed has also been shown to benefit menopausal women due to its oestrogenic properties.
The UK is the world’s fifth largest producer of this superfood and as it is home grown, it is readily available and much easier on the wallet than superfoods from other corners of the globe. Linseed is available as a brown or a golden seed, but golden is preferred for baking as it will not affect the colour of food.