Spectrum Essentials Ground Premium Flaxseed with Mixed Berries - 12 oz. (340 g)
Spectrum Essentials Ground Premium Flaxseed with Mixed Berries contains Omega-3 and Super Fruits. Spectrum Essentials has taken their best-selling Organic Ground Flaxseed to a whole new level by blending in flavorful bits of real fruit - blueberries, strawberries, and cranberries. Often referred to as "Super Fruits", these berries are particularly well known for their high antioxidant levels, making them as healthful as they are tasty. Spectrum Essentials Brand Flaxseeds are premium quality organic seeds that have been carefully selected for their nutritive content.
Flaxseed is the most concentrated source of secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG) lignans - amount of SDG lignans can vary from 0.7% to 1.9% of seed weight depending on seasonal variation in growing conditions. These select seeds are meticulously cleaned using a three-part process to remove low weight, broken, and dirty seeds commonly found in bulk bins. Only Spectrum uses a proprietary milling process that finely slices the seed, rather than crushing it, thereby preventing the loss of valuable nutrients from oxidation. The sliced seed is immediately packaged in this light-protective pouch and then flushed with an inert gas and airtight sealed to ensure optimum nutritive benefits and product freshness.
- Ground Flaxseed with Delicious Bits of Real Blueberries, Strawberries and Cranberries
- 3g Dietary Fiber Per Serving
- Rich in Omega-3 (ALA) Fatty Acids
The Benefits of Flaxseed
Flaxseed offers the benefits of fiber, ALA (alpha-linoleinic acid), protein and SDG lignans. Fiber promotes regularity, supports normal functioning of the digestive tract and can have a positive effect on cholesterol. ALA is an omega-3 essential fatty acid that helps support normal cardiovascular function and helps to maintain healthy hair, skin and nails. This premium flaxseed is a highly concentrated source of (SDG) lignans - which are phytonutrients.
SPECTRUM ORGANIC PRODUCTS
LEADING BRAND OF CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL OILS
Spectrum Organic Products is the nation's top-selling brand of organic, expeller pressed culinary and nutritional oils. The company consists of two main divisions, Spectrum Naturals and Spectrum Essentials.
The Spectrum Naturals line of culinary oils and vinegars includes more than 30 varieties of seed, nut and plant oils including coconut oil, as well as vinegars, mayonnaise products, salad dressings, spreads, cooking sprays and trans fat free shortening, many of which are organic. In the Naturals product line gourmet food lovers will find extra virgin olive oils from Italy, Spain, Greece, Morocco and California, each one estate grown and produced in small batches, as well as the Artisan collection of organic mayonnaise with Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic, Dijon and Wasabi varieties. For optimum heart health, Spectrum Naturals now offers an Omega-3 Olive Oil. The company also offers more than 90 culinary oils and related products to the restaurant and foodservice market.
Spectrum Essentials is the company's line of nutritional oils including over 20 distinct products aimed at supporting good health by providing essential fatty acids like omega-3 and other vital nutrients. The Essentials line features a variety of flaxseed oils including a complete vegetarian omega-3 blend, Flax Oil with DHA. Spectrum Essentials offers flaxseed oil in both liquid and capsule forms as well as whole, ground and roasted varieties of flaxseed, a flax fiber powder supplement, fish oils and an exciting line of vegetarian DHA products for pregnant or nursing women and children. The DHA in these products is sourced from algae. Spectrum Essentials has recently added Organic Virgin Coconut oil to compliment the existing Spectrum Essentials Organic Coconut Oil for skin and hair. This 100% mechanically expeller pressed naturally unrefined virgin organic coconut oil comes from fresh coconut meat and contains 9g of medium chain triglycerides (MCT)s per serving.
Since its founding in 1986, Spectrum has been both a category leader and an industry innovator. In 2000, Spectrum was the first to introduce all-vegetable shortening containing no hydrogenated oils and zero trans-fats. In 2004, Spectrum relocated its flax processing facility to Cherokee, Iowa, establishing one of the largest plants of its kind in the U.S. This joint venture between Spectrum and an agricultural cooperative of family farmers of flaxseed ensures both a steady supply of high-quality product and supports sustainable agriculture and the family farm movement. Spectrum also contributes to the alternative bio-fuels industry by providing a bio-fuel research cooperative with the excess canola oil used to clean processing equipment. In 2007 the company was the first to offer a children's vegetarian DHA supplement made without fish oil.
Most significant is Spectrum's contribution to the market for products containing omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's), commonly known as "good fat" becausethey support the health of the veins, arteries and heart, as well as the hair, skin and nails. In addition to traditional fish sources of omega-3, Spectrum has led the industry with flaxseed products that offer a comparably effective vegetarian alternative to fish oil. There are no trans fats in any Spectrum product and no hydrogenated fats are used.
As a science-based company, Spectrum sets the industry standard for accurate nutritional analysis and labeling of its products. The company's commitment to product integrity begins in the orchards and farms where it sources raw materials and extends to the processing facilities, where it avoids harsh, toxic or harmful chemicals. Spectrum demands the same rigor of its suppliers, and maintains strict quality control through its national distribution network, going so far as to randomly test products on retail shelves.