Flaxseed

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2018-08-18




Flaxseed


Overview

Botanical Name: Linum usitatissimum


Order: Malpighiales


Family: Linaceae


Flaxseed is also known as linseed. Flaxseeds can be pressed to release an oil that contains high amounts of polyunsaturated fats (i.e., omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids).



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 534 kcal 27%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 28.88 g 10%
Dietary Fiber 27.30 g 109%
Sugars 1.55 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols 146.00 mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 42.16 g 65%
Saturated Fat 3.66 g 18%
Monounsaturated Fat 7.53 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 28.73 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
5.90 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
22.81 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat - g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 18.29 g 37%
  • Tryptophan
0.30 g
  • Threonine
0.77 g
  • Isoleucine
0.90 g
  • Leucine
1.24 g
  • Lysine
0.86 g
  • Methionine
0.37 g
  • Cystine
0.34 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.96 g
  • Tyrosine
0.49 g
  • Valine
1.07 g
  • Arginine
1.93 g
  • Histidine
0.47 g
  • Alanine
0.93 g
  • Aspartic Acid
2.05 g
  • Glutamic Acid
4.04 g
  • Glycine
1.25 g
  • Proline
0.81 g
  • Serine
0.97 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 0.60 mg 1%
Thiamin 1.64 mg 110%
Riboflavin 0.16 mg 9%
Niacin 3.08 mg 15%
Pantothenic Acid 0.99 mg 10%
Vitamin B6 0.47 mg 24%
Folate, total 87.00 mg 22%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
87.00 mcg
Choline 78.70 mg
Betaine 3.10 mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 0.00 IU 0%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
0.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 651.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.46 IU 2%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.31 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
19.95 mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
0.35 mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4.30 mcg 5%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 255.00 mg 26%
Iron 5.73 mg 32%
Magnesium 392.00 mg 98%
Phosphorus 642.00 mg 64%
Potassium 813.00 mg 23%
Sodium 30.00 mg 1%
Zinc 4.34 mg 29%
Copper 1.22 mg 61%
Manganese 2.48 mg 124%
Selenium 25.40 mcg 36%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount
Isoflavones
  • Daidzein
0.02 mg
  • Genistein
0.04 mg
  • Glycitein
0.06 mg
  • Isoflavones, total
0.07 mg
  • Biochanin A
0.00 mg
  • Formononetin
0.02 mg
  • Coumestrol
0.02 mg


Others
Name Amount
Water 6.96 g
Ash 3.72 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means that the nutritional value has not been determined or is unknown.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or please refer to USDA's Dietary Reference Intakes for specific individuals.


Reference(s):

US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Current Release.

US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets, Current Release.