Woodstock Farms Organic Flax Seeds - 14 oz.
Woodstock Farms Organic Flax Seeds are one of the healthiest, most versatile foods in the world. Woodstock Farms Organic Flax Seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, trace minerals and protein. Woodstock Farms Flax Seeds can be sprinkled over your favorite salad, added to soups, stews and casseroles. Woodstock Farms Organic Flax Seeds can also be added to health shakes or enjoyed on their own.
Its high content of alpha linolenic acids has made the ancient flax seed become our modern miracle food. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is a type of plant-derived omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in fish such as salmon. Benefits of flax seed as shown in many studies include lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) levels. Other benefits show that flax seed may also help lower blood triglyceride and blood pressure. It may also keep platelets from becoming sticky therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack.
Other Benefits of Flax Seed
Aside from alpha linolenic acid, flax seed is rich in lignan. Lignan is a type phytoestrogen (antioxidant) and also provides fiber. Researches reveal that lignan in flax seed shows a lot of promise in fighting disease -- including a possible role in cancer prevention especially breast cancer. It is thought that lignan metabolites can bind to estrogen receptors, hence inhibiting the onset of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer.
Recent studies also showed positive benefits of flax seed oil in IBD (Crohn's Disease and Colitis). Flax seed oil seems to be able to heal the inner lining of the inflamed intestines.
Twenty-five years ago, they began selling natural and organic foods with the belief that good food came from simple ingredients farmed from sources you could trust. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), because of their threat to human, animal, and environmental health, pose a threat to Woodstock’s core belief of keeping it simple and eating because it’s good.
What are Genetically Modified Organisms?
Woodstock adheres to the definition according to the 1996 Organic Trade Association definition of Genetically Modified Organisms as those “… made with techniques that alter the molecular or cell biology of an organism by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes.” As such, GMOs may contain substances that have never been part of the human food supply.
Consider this… The governments of at least 30 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all the countries of the European Union, do not consider GMOs to be safe and are, therefore, significantly restricted or banned outright. Contrary to that widespread opinion, the US and Canadian governments have approved GMO crops for commercial use based on safety studies conducted by the same companies who developed the organisms.
There are concerns regarding the impact of GM foods including:
- An increased application of pesticides on GMO crops
- The possible creation of “Super” weeds or diseases that do not respond to current countermeasures which could devastate future crops
- The impact on ecosystems including insects and neighboring crops
What steps will Woodstock take?
- All of Woodstock products are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project, which is a third-party organization that tests and certifies a product does not contain GMOs.
- They are including the Non-GMO Project seal on all packages as they are verified so consumers can easily make a choice.
American Farmland Trust
Woodstock is an official sponsor and will be raising awareness and funds on behalf of the non-profit organization, American Farmland Trust. Through their “No Farms, No Food” message, American Farmland Trust (AFT) has been raising awareness on the importance of “Saving the Land” for sustainable farming.
AFT promotes local farming efforts in all 50 states, which is to say they are a national organization comprised of hundreds of local initiatives. What this all adds up to is an organization dedicated to preserving our domestic farmland for sustainable use. Over 70% of Woodstock products are domestically sourced. So, supporting domestic farming efforts is not just something Woodstock believes in, it is a way they do business.
Founded in 1980, American Farmland Trust has hundreds of success stories to their credit. Like every non-profit, they are dedicated to the cause. But, they need our help to continue to make an impact.
Do Woodstock Foods products contain preservatives?
Woodstock Foods products do not contain artificial preservatives. Natural preservatives are used.
What do I do if my Woodstock Foods Organic Sugar has hardened?
Hardness is natural and occurs if it is stored in cold temperatures or a dry environment. It is usually reversible if the product is covered with a damp clean cloth and gently heated.
Does Woodstock milk and butter come from grass fed cows?
Their dairy products come from cows who are out to pasture during the growing season of their respective regions. During winter months (the non-grass growing season), they maintain a diet of hay and some of their farmers also supplement with organic grains.
What is American Farmland Trust?
The American Farmland Trust is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving land for sustainable farming. Learn more about the American Farmland Trust and their partnership to help Save the Land »
Does the Woodstock Organic Frozen Steamable Vegetables packaging contain any harmful chemicals?
Their Woodstock Organic Frozen Steamable Vegetables packaging is formulated WITHOUT the following harmful chemicals:
- No PFOA, an acronym for perfluorooctanoic acid is used in manufacturing and converting processes.
- No Melamine is used in materials or in the processing/converting of the materials.
- No Bisphenol-A (BPA) is used in the manufacturing of materials or in the processing/ converting of the products.
- They do not use, purchase or receive any chemicals listed on the SVHC reach.
It all started for Woodstock over 25 years ago, when they began selling natural and organic foods with belief that good food came from simple ingredients farmed from sources you could trust. Over the years, they’ve all seen a lot of food trends come and go with plenty of experts telling them what, and what not, to eat. All along, their belief has remained the same. Keep it simple and eat because it’s good!
They've grown a lot since they launched their first nut butter. Today, they're 250+ products strong in over ten categories. Over 70% of their products are domestically sourced and 75% are USDA Organic. They have almost 200 products currently enrolled and 68 verified with the Non-GMO Project.
Recently, they teamed up with non-profit American Farmland Trust to raise awareness about the importance of preserving land for sustainable farming.