Tropical Traditions: Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed {Review and Giveaway}


Tropical Traditions Whole Golden Flaxseed review and giveaway We know our diet is seriously lacking in omega-3 fatty acids.  Your body can’t make them so you have to eat them.  They are good for you for many reasons (I read an article that actually linked consumption of omega-3 fatty acids to a decrease in depression).

A really good source of omega-3 fatty acids is Golden Flaxseed.

From their site:

  • Flaxseed has a high ratio of Linolenic (Omega-3) to Linoleic (omega-6) fatty acids.
  • Flaxseed oil is one of the richest sources of OMEGA-3 fatty acid, Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) an ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID (EFA). This fatty acid is considered essential, meaning that your body cannot make it but requires it and so must derive all of it from the diet. The average American diet is lacking in this fat.  One serving of Organic Whole Flaxseed provides 9 grms of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Golden Flaxseed is unique in that 48% of its total fat content is omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Flaxseed contains very high amounts of DIETARY FIBER, both SOLUBLE and INSOLUBLE. Golden Flaxseed is 28%-35% fiber, 1/3 of which is soluble, and the other 2/3 insoluble. Soluble fiber also plays an important role in maintaining the “good bacteria” in our bowel, like Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria. Insoluble fiber increases the bulk of stools.
  • Flaxseed is an outstanding source of many essential nutrients, including: proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, folate, vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, iron, thiamine, copper, zinc, calcium and phosphorus.
  • Flaxseed must be finely cut into a meal to get maximum benefits of the OMEGA-3 oil and dietary fiber. We recommend that you buy a coffee grinder and dedicate its use to grinding flax seeds. Once ground, the flaxseeds should be consumed quickly, as the oil inside the seeds oxidizes rapidly.
  • Flaxseed is 35–40% oil so a similar amount may be omitted from any recipe requiring oil that also includes ground flaxseed. Similarly, about 1 Tbls. of ground flaxseed steeped in 3 Tbls. of water for 2-3 minutes will substitute for one egg in recipes. Flaxseed contains NO GLUTEN for those with gluten allergy.

Our thoughts.

Golden Flaxseed is super pretty:

Tropical Traditions Whole Golden Flaxseed review and giveaway

And, when ground up, you can add it to a lot of recipes, or yogurt, or drinks.  I think it sort of has a nutty taste.  I put it in our baby food blender (which is similar to a coffee grinder) to grind it up.  I then added it to pumpkin pancakes for the girls.  They already love them, and didn’t know I was giving them even more nutrition.  I also added the ground flaxseed to smoothies, too, and you couldn’t even taste them.

Tropical Traditions Whole Golden Flaxseed review and giveaway

I also have a super yummy raspberry banana bread recipe. We just sprinkled the whole seeds right on top.

Tropical Traditions Whole Golden Flaxseed review and giveaway



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  1. I also add the ground flaxseed to my peanut butter…the kids don’t know. 🙂

  2. Amy Hudson says:

    Would love to win as my daughter actually loves flax-seed in lots of things but we have never tried this one!

  3. Amy Hudson says:

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  5. Mrs. Hils says:

    I want to win so I can live longer!

  6. To my knowledge, I’ve never tried flaxseed. I’ve certainly never bought it! It sounds like a really awesome thing to have on hand!

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  8. I have never tried flax seed but realize we may be lacking in omega-3 fatty acids.
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  9. I would like to try the recipe for Chocolate Coconut Smoothie.
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  10. I like to add flax seed to my smoothies!

  11. I would like to try coconut chocolate chip cookies using TT coconut flour.

  12. i’d like to try this to put in oatmeal and i want to try to make flaxseed gel!

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    I would love to win because of its nutritional value

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