Tropical Traditions Organic Golden Flaxseed: Review & Giveaway!



What can I say about Tropical Traditions Organic Golden Flax Seed? I love it! I know what you're thinking - flax seed is flax seed, right? Well...no. Since I've been buying flax seed for a few years, I can tell you that the quality of flax seed does vary.

When I received this flax seed from Tropical Traditions, I checked it over well. I'm picky like that. What I found was a good quality product. Very minimal amount of what I call "yucky seeds". You know, the little burnt looking brownish ones. In the grocery store bulk bins, they can be quite prolific.

I smelled it, tasted it, and then ate it as usual. It was all good. I've found Tropical Traditions to be a reliable supplier of organic foods and they pay attention to packaging things correctly. My package of flax seed appeared to be vacuum sealed and light impermeable. That's the kind of care and attention that I love to see.

In case your'e wondering why I eat flax seed (and why I think you should consider it) here is some health information taken from Tropical Traditions website:

  • Flaxseed has a high ratio of Linolenic (Omega-3) to Linoleic (omega-6) fatty acids. While many other plant seeds contain a higher ratio of omega-6 fats, flaxseed is the one of the few seeds that contains a much higher ratio of the essential omega-3 fats.
  • Flaxseed oil is one of the richest sources of OMEGA-3 fatty acid, Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) an ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID (EFA). This fatty acid is considered essential, meaning that your body cannot make it but requires it and so must derive all of it from the diet. The average American diet is lacking in this fat. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of Organic Whole Flaxseed provides 9 grms of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Golden Flaxseed is unique in that 48% of its total fat content is omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Flaxseed contains very high amounts of DIETARY FIBER, both SOLUBLE and INSOLUBLE. Golden Flaxseed is 28%-35% fiber, 1/3 of which is soluble, and the other 2/3 insoluble. Soluble fiber also plays an important role in maintaining the “good bacteria” in our bowel, like Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria. Insoluble fiber increases the bulk of stools.
  • Flaxseed is an outstanding source of many essential nutrients, including: proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, folate, vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, iron, thiamine, copper, zinc, calcium and phosphorus.
Would you like a chance to try Tropical Traditions Organic Golden Flaxseed for yourself? One lucky Suburban Jungle reader will win a free 1lb bag of flaxseed.




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*This contest will end on 1/28/11 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and will be notified by email.  

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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