In fact, Charles the Great ordered his subjects to eat flax seeds for their health. So it’s no wonder they acquired the name Linum usitatissimum, meaning “the most useful.”
Here are 10 health benefits of flax seeds that are backed by science.
One tablespoon of ground flax seeds contains the following (1):
- Calories: 37
- Protein: 1.3 grams
- Carbs: 2 grams
- Fiber: 1.9 grams
- Total fat: 3 grams
- Saturated fat: 0.3 grams
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 grams
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
- Omega-3 fatty acids: 1,597 mg
- Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI
- Folate: 2% of the RDI
- Calcium: 2% of the RDI
- Iron: 2% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
- Potassium: 2% of the RDI
Here’s all you need to know about the recipe:
1.) The great thing about this bread is that here’s no need to whisk the egg whites until they’re stiff. You could do it if that’s your thing – it might make the bread even fluffier – but it’s pillowy and soft even without.
2.) Talking about eggs – one of the great things about this coconut flour bread is that it DOES NOT TASTE EGGY. This is because I’ve left out 3 of the egg yolks and used only the whites.
3.) The first time round, I made this coconut flour bread as a Focaccia-style flatbread. Just before I started writing this post I made it again in a silicone loaf mould (yes, I do double-check these recipes work!!). Both work well – as a loaf the bread needs 10 minutes longer in the oven.
4.) I baked my bread Focaccia-style in a 25×15 cm casserole dish. Next time, I will line it with baking paper to be able to take it out easier.
5.) You can even make flaxseed muffins with this bread recipe! In this case, the oven time will probably have to be reduced. My guess would be 25-30 minutes.
6.) I calculated the recipe as 8 portions. These portions are GENEROUS! Flax is very filling, as is coconut flour.