Last Updated on March 20, 2013 by Jimson Lee
This video is a classic.
It is 15 minutes long with speaker James Boschman from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is the President and CEO of Randolph and James Flax Mills.
Where the heck is Prince Albert, Saskatchewan?
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan has a population of less than 35,000 and is about 600 miles north of Bismarck, North Dakota. That’s an 11 hour drive by car (Don’t forget to include Customs and Immigration!)
Why should you care? Because they make one of the best Flax seeds in the world.
Flax seed is grown in cold climates like Canada and the Northern Mid-Western United States. It is the cold weather that allows the seeds to grow rich in omega-3 fatty acid. The seeds are great sources of protein, fiber and lignans but the most popular health benefits come from the omega-3 supplementation.
This Blog is loaded with information on the benefits of Omega-3 supplementation:
- The Benefits of Flax Seed Oil
- What is the difference between Omega 3, 6, 9 Fatty Acids?
- Complete Guide to Essential Fatty Acids and Fish Oil
- Essential Fatty Acids and Fish Oil Benefits and Risks
- Omega 3-6-9 for Weight Management
With the cold fall weather approaching, I eat my morning oatmeal with a quarter cup of golden flax seed, grounded up using my coffee grinder. I don’t grind it ahead of time as ground up flax seed is very volatile and loses it’s nutritional value rapidly when exposed to air.
If you have a choice, choose the Golden Flax seed variety over the less expensive Brown flax seeds, as it’s better tasting with its distinctive nutty flavour. And if you can find Organic flax seeds without paying an arm and a leg, even better!
I won’t get into the specifics of the video, but it does give some basic advice on the benefits of Essential Fatty Acids.
Enjoy the video, though it’s a Real Media video file:
Essential Nutrition and Essential Fatty acids Video
Right click on the link and choose “save as”. It should play normally with Windows Media Player (File size = 26 Mb).
Dan the Omega Man says
Flax seed is an excellent way to increase your omega 3 levels. Although it does not have the best types of omega 3 DHA and EPA. It does have plenty of ALA whcih can be converted to the better types. I love to put flax on my yogurt in the morning. It really has a good taste. It has lots of fiber to keep things flowing – if ya know what I mean. It has has lignans which are supposed to be excellent for your health. Anti cancer. So eat your flax and increase your health.