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Flax

Flax packs a huge nutritional punch for such a tiny oilseed. It’s a small commodity with a big story to tell.

One of the key nutritional benefits of flax is its oil. Flaxseed contains 40% to 45% oil, 55% of which is Omega 3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA). Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that supports heart health, reduces cholesterol and inflammation, and improves cellular integrity. Flax is one of the best plant-based sources of ALA.

Flax also contains 28% dietary fiber, one ounce provides 32% of USDA’s reference daily intake of fiber. It is also 21% protein and contains high levels of essential nutrients, such Flax also contains 28% dietary fiber, one ounce provides 32% of USDA’s reference daily intake as folic acid, vitamins, and minerals. As a result of these benefits,  First Place Feeds incorporate flax into all of our complete feeds.

Flax’s nutritional benefits also make it an excellent feed for animals, such as poultry, swine, beef, dairy cows, horses, and pets. Flaxseed is known to give horses and dogs a shiny coat.

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