The super star among all eatable oils, often called the Happiness Oil. Recent research even assumes that flax seed oil has a preventive effect on diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. However, this has not been proven. Flax seed oil has an extremely high content of omega-3 fatty acid. Particularly worth mentioning is the alpha-linolenic acid, an important building block for the tissues of the heart, retina and brain. Flax seed oil has a fine nutty aroma, but is very sensitive and turns rancid quickly when exposed to light and air. Therefore, purchase flax seed oil in the smallest possible containers and store in the refrigerator. You will find that most containers on the market have a comparatively short shelf life. Never heat flax seed oil! Use in salad, yogurt, or add after cooking to oatmeal or vegetables.
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