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Create a More Impressive Label with Milled Flaxseed

Why “milled flaxseed” is different from “flaxseed meal.”

A lot of customers will use the term milled flaxseed and flaxseed meal interchangeably. However, they are two different products. Flaxseed meal is a byproduct of oil crushing whereas milled flaxseed is a standalone product that uses the whole flaxseed. Pizzey Ingredients supplies only whole and milled flaxseed which is high in omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and antioxidants.

During the oil crushing process, oil is removed from the flaxseed leaving behind fiber and protein. This flaxseed “meal,” as it is called, is then sold to manufacturers as a source of fiber in human and animal food products. However, flaxseed meal lacks the beneficial omega 3 fatty acids many consumers are looking for because most of the oil has been extracted. Furthermore, any oil residue left behind can go rancid easily.

If you’re just looking to add fiber to your product, there are cheaper options than flaxseed meal. If you want to add flaxseed for its wonderful nutritional benefits, milled flaxseed is the way to go! In addition, the omega 3 label claims you can make with milled flaxseed may be worth any additional cost. You can read our brochure to learn more about our milled flaxseed products.

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