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Linseed oil

Linseed oil

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Flaxseed called fatty vegetable oil produced from flax seeds by cold pressing. Flaxseed oil is transparent, fairly thick, the color is from light golden to dark wheat with a green tint. Flax seed oil should be stored in opaque glass containers, so it is sold in dark, sometimes completely black bottles. When interacting with oxygen, linseed oil is oxidized, and under the influence of light, it decomposes.

Calorie flaxseed oil
Calorie flaxseed oil is 898 kcal per 100 grams of product.

The composition and beneficial properties of flaxseed oil
It was in Russia that flaxseed oil was considered the elixir of health, youth and beauty. This is not surprising, because the chemical composition of flaxseed oil is unique, it includes: choline, vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B9, E, D, F, K and PP, useful and necessary minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper and manganese, iron, phosphorus and sodium. Flaxseed oil also contains a large amount of Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Linseed oil is considered a self-sufficient immunostimulant drug, which is recommended to include in the menu for pregnant and lactating mothers (calorizer). The oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, normalizes blood pressure, hormones and cholesterol levels. In folk medicine, flaxseed oil is used as a natural laxative.

In cosmetology, flaxseed oil is used to improve the condition of hair, nails and skin. It rejuvenates and softens dry and thin skin, strengthens nails and stimulates hair growth.

Flaxseed oil in cooking
Heat treatment of flaxseed oil is contraindicated, when heated, the oil burns and releases carcinogenic substances, so frying and baking on it is impossible (calorizator). In cold dishes - salads, vinaigrettes, sauerkraut, salted mushrooms and other snacks, as well as flaxseed oil used in pastry baking in Russia since ancient times.