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Nutritional Profile of Flaxseed (Seeds) - Care Omnia Nutrition

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We got 78 nutritional values in our nutrition profile for Flaxseed (Seeds).

Nutrient content compared to all foods

When comparing its nutrient content to all foods in our tool we find that it ranks top-of-the-line (Top 25) for four nutrients.

These are

Also, when compared to all foods, it ranks notably well (Top 100) for eight additional nutrients.

With the highest ranking of them being

Nutrient content compared to foods in the same category

A comparison between its nutrient content to foods in the same category (Nuts and Seeds) shows that it ranks sky-high (Top 10) for 15 nutrients.

Most notable of them being

Additionally, a comparison to foods in the same category shows that it ranks quite high (Top 25) for 14 additional nutrients.

With the highest ranking of them being

You can find these and more nutrient rankings below.

Nutrient Content Of Flaxseed (Seeds)

The nutrient content of food is mainly divided into macro- and micronutrients.

Below you'll first find a macronutrient profile that will give you a sense of how the measured macronutrients compare to each other.

Secondly you'll find a lipid (fat) profile that shows you the content of saturated, mono-, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

After that you'll find our detailed nutrient profile with all measured nutrients.

Macronutrient profile of Flaxseed (Seeds)

Macronutrients are mainly divided into carbohydrates (carbs), lipids (fats), and protein.

In our macronutrient profile we also include water as we think that it gives a more complete picture of how nutrient dense the food is.

Figure 1. Macronutrient profile of Flaxseed (Seeds)

28.9%
42.2%
18.3%
7%
Carbs
Fats
Protein
Water

Percent of 100 grams of food. Values can differ from nutrient profile below due to rounding.

After the overview this macronutrient profile provided let's dive deeper and take a look at the lipid (fat) profile!

Lipid (fat) profile of Flaxseed (Seeds)

Lipids (fats) are a major part of the macronutrients in your food.

Lipids (fats), are divided into saturated and unsaturated fats. The unsaturated fats are then in turn divided into mono-, and polyunsaturated fats.

Here's a lipid (fat) profile to give you a sense of how the content of each type of fat compare to each other.

Figure 2. Lipid (fat) profile of Flaxseed (Seeds)

3.7%
7.5%
28.7%
Saturated
Mono
Poly

Percent of 100 grams of food. Values can differ from nutrient profile below due to rounding.

And now, let's look at the detailed nutrient profile!

Detailed nutrient profile of Flaxseed (Seeds)

Below we list all the nutrients that we have a measurement for. This is where you can find out what micronutrients there are in your food.

All nutrients are grouped together according to their type. Click on a nutrient type to show the individual nutrients. You can find other foods that contain the same nutrient by clicking on it.

If you can't find a specific nutrient, we recommend you go to our complete list of nutrients or try searching for it.

Nutrient Profile: Flaxseed (Seeds)

In food category: Nuts and Seeds

Carbohydrates (5)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Carbohydrates, by difference
28.9 g
8.2 g
63
842
Fiber, total dietary
27.3 g
7.7 g
2
31
Glucose
400 mg
113.4 mg
3
364
Sucrose
1.2 g
326 mg
30
342
Sugars (Total incl. NLEA)
1.6 g
439.4 mg
81
1521
Fatty Acids (4)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Fatty Acids, total monounsaturated
7.5 g
2.1 g
106
582
Fatty Acids, total polyunsaturated
28.7 g
8.1 g
17
72
Fatty Acids, total saturated
3.7 g
1 g
125
1085
Total Lipid (Fat)
42.2 g
12 g
89
192
Saturated Fats (8)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Arachidic Acid (20:0)
52 mg
14.7 mg
27
177
Behenic Acid (22:0)
52 mg
14.7 mg
19
134
Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0)
18 mg
5.1 mg
14
305
Lignoceric Acid (24:0)
31 mg
8.8 mg
19
78
Myristic Acid (14:0)
8 mg
2.3 mg
77
1142
Palmitic Acid (16:0)
2.2 g
612.3 mg
119
948
Pentadecanoic Acid (15:0)
5 mg
1.4 mg
6
171
Stearic Acid (18:0)
1.3 g
377 mg
77
607
Monounsaturated Fats (5)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Erucic Acid (22:1)
13 mg
3.7 mg
18
198
Nervonic Acid (24:1 c)
64 mg
18.1 mg
1
14
Oleic Acid (18:1)
7.4 g
2.1 g
104
566
Palmitoleic Acid (16:1)
24 mg
6.8 mg
75
959
Paullinic Acid (20:1)
67 mg
19 mg
69
407
Polyunsaturated Fats (3)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Eicosadienoic Acid (20:2 n-6 c,c)
7 mg
2 mg
4
137
Linoleic Acid (18:2 n-6)
5.9 g
1.7 g
100
443
Linolenic Acid (18:3)
22.8 g
6.5 g
1
3
Amino Acids (20)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Alanine
925 mg
262.2 mg
31
208
Arginine
1.9 g
544.3 mg
47
119
Aspartic Acid
2.1 g
581.2 mg
28
184
Betaine
3.1 mg
878.8 µg
4
297
Cystine
340 mg
96.4 mg
29
156
Glutamic Acid
4 g
1.1 g
36
238
Glycine
1.3 g
354.4 mg
23
134
Histidine
472 mg
133.8 mg
39
560
Hydroxyproline
175 mg
49.6 mg
1
217
Isoleucine
896 mg
254 mg
22
216
Leucine
1.2 g
351.5 mg
33
221
Lysine
862 mg
244.4 mg
24
333
Methionine
370 mg
104.9 mg
31
595
Phenylalanine
957 mg
271.3 mg
27
141
Proline
806 mg
228.5 mg
40
353
Serine
970 mg
275 mg
31
142
Threonine
766 mg
217.2 mg
18
330
Tryptophan
297 mg
84.2 mg
26
168
Tyrosine
493 mg
139.8 mg
42
570
Valine
1.1 g
303.3 mg
23
129
Protein (1)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Protein
18.3 g
5.2 g
52
382
Water-soluble Vitamins (9)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Folate, DFE
87 µg
24.7 µg
37
368
Folate, food
87 µg
24.7 µg
36
202
Folate, total
87 µg
24.7 µg
37
296
Niacin
3.1 mg
873.2 µg
80
1078
Pantothenic Acid
985 µg
279.2 µg
23
245
Riboflavin
161 µg
45.6 µg
80
650
Thiamin
1.6 mg
464.9 µg
9
53
Vitamin B6
473 µg
134.1 µg
46
509
Vitamin C
600 µg
170.1 µg
51
617
Fat-soluble Vitamins (5)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
alpha-Tocopherol
310 µg
87.9 µg
92
612
delta-Tocopherol
350 µg
99.2 µg
14
193
gamma-Tocopherol
20 mg
5.7 mg
9
30
Lutein + Zeaxanthin
651 µg
184.6 µg
5
500
Phylloquinone
4.3 µg
1.2 µg
36
881
Minerals (10)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Calcium, Ca
255 mg
72.3 mg
22
293
Copper, Cu
1.2 mg
345.9 µg
54
136
Iron, Fe
5.7 mg
1.6 mg
30
376
Magnesium, Mg
392 mg
111.1 mg
10
28
Manganese, Mn
2.5 mg
703.1 µg
30
144
Phosphorus, P
642 mg
182 mg
31
113
Potassium, K
813 mg
230.5 mg
26
180
Selenium, Se
25.4 µg
7.2 µg
30
437
Sodium, Na
30 mg
8.5 mg
83
1121
Zinc, Zn
4.3 mg
1.2 mg
48
479
Other Micronutrients (4)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
beta-Sitosterol
90 mg
25.5 mg
20
36
Campesterol
45 mg
12.8 mg
2
14
Choline
78.7 mg
22.3 mg
1
375
Stigmasterol
11 mg
3.1 mg
3
21
Water (1)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Water
7 g
2 g
41
2312
Other (3)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Ash
3.7 g
1.1 g
34
290
Kcal (Energy)
534 kcal
151.4 kcal
72
156
KJ (Energy)
2,230 kj
632.2 kj
42
83
Figure 3. Nutritional profile of flaxseed (seeds) with 78 nutrient values.

Foods Available Online

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Common Serving Sizes Of Flaxseed (Seeds)

Here's some of the different portion/serving sizes to get a sense of the weight.

Amount / MeasurementWeight in GrWeight in Oz
Tsp, Ground2.5 g0.1 oz
Tsp, Whole3.4 g0.1 oz
Tbsp, Ground7.0 g0.2 oz
Tbsp, Whole10.3 g0.4 oz
Cup, Whole168.0 g5.9 oz
Figure 4. Common serving sizes of flaxseed (seeds)

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