Sprouted Flax Powder
It is common knowledge---flaxseed is an outstanding nutritional food source. What isn't well known is that whole flaxseeds are difficult to digest and its nutrients are poorly absorbed. Flaxseed has natural enzyme inhibitors to prevent digestion. This means a seed can be eaten, pass through the body, and still grow into a plant. Milling or grinding flaxseed does not decrease the natural enzyme inhibitors that decrease the bioavailability of flaxseed. Only sprouting can decrease the natural inhibitors that cause flaxseed's poor absorption. www.barentz-na.com
Sprouted Flax Powder opens the door to all the health benefits that flaxseed has to offer. The process of germination fundamentally changes the nutrient composition of the seed. Nutrients such as enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins are substantially increased and become more bioavailable, allowing for better absorption. For example, sprouting doubles the antioxidant (ORAC) value of flaxseed. The "anti-nutrients" such as phytic acid, enzyme inhibitors and insoluble fibers are decreased, again allowing for increased bioavailability and nutrient absorption.
Unlike the conventional methods of milling or packaging of milled flax, www.barentz-na.com promotes and distributes a Sprouted Flax Powder that is created using a proprietary process for dehydration and milling. Dehydration ensures the highest quality product with minimal loss of taste or nutrients. Then a "no heat" milling process is used that also ensures that there is no loss of nutrients or decreased product stability. Because the sprouting process increases the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Sprouted Flax Powder is also shelf stable and does not require refrigeration, which sets its apart from all other flax products on the market today.
The end result: we take everyday flaxseeds and turn them into one of the most nutritional "value-added" ingredients or stand alone food products available in the Health Food Marketplace today:Sprouted Flax Powder. www.barentz-na.com
Today, the population worldwide is more cautious than ever about their dietary intake and more consumers are turning to more raw and fresh produce in their meals to ensure they obtain all the proper nutrients needed for optimal nutrition. Sprouted Flax Powder fits into this category perfectly, as it is high in Omega-3, fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and is low in calories. Sprouted Flax Powder can be described as a "pre-digested food" making it more bioavailable for your body to absorb. For example, a 20-gram serving gives you 4600 mg of Omega-3 ALA, with all the proper nutrients to properly convert ALA to EPA and DHA.
To sum up, when flaxseed is germinated you can expect the following benefits:
- Vitamins increase 200% � 900%
- Mineral bioavailability increases as much as 100%
- Protein bioavailability increases as much as 50%
- Antioxidants increase 100%
- Coenzymes and cofactors are enhanced for better EPA and DHA conversion
- Lignans increase 14%
Sprouted Flax Powder can be used as a stand-alone food supplement, or it can be incorporated into energy bars or similar prepared food products as a functional food ingredient. The food industry, particularly the bakery industry, is turning to flaxseed to meet consumer's demand for foods that not only taste good, but provide nutritional and health benefits.
Sprouted flaxseed can be utilized as an ingredient in bread, pasta, baked desserts, etc. As a functional food ingredient it has many advantages:
- Improved taste and texture
- Increased product shelf-life
- Improved baking characteristics
- Increased nutritional profile
While not fully understood, it is known that baked goods go stale as a result of complex chemical changes, including the change of starch granules into crystalline form. In this state granules hold less water, and as a result, the baked good dries out. Sprouted Flax Powder improves the overall product hydration, and can extend the shelf life of packaged products.
At www.barentz-na.com, the question we're asked all the time is "Why does Sprouted Flax cost more than milled flax? Aren't all flax powders the same?" All flax products are not the same. In fact, Sprouted Flax is in a league of its own. As in all products and services, you get what you pay for. We charge more for our products because we do not sell just flaxseed. We sell products that have value added by sprouting, research, and independently laboratory tested to ensure maximum bioavailability.
You body deserves the best! Ensure that you are giving your body the proper nutrition it needs for optimal health by using Sprouted Flax Powder everyday.