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About Organic, Non-GMO, Expeller Pressed Flaxseed Oil

Why is Flaxseed Oil so highly regarded, and why is it so important that it has a high Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio?

This page serves to dispel myths, explain truths, and give the consumer real, objective information surrounding the amazing Flax plant.

Flaxseed Oil


Flaxseed is one of the oldest crops, having been cultivated since the beginning of civilization. The Latin name of the flaxseed is Linum usitatissimum, which means “very useful”.  Flax was first introduced in United States by Colonists, primarily to produce fiber for clothing.


Flaxseed is the richest plant source for Omega 3 fatty acid (Alpha-linolenic).  Research suggests that flaxseed oil has positive health benefits related to cardiovascular disease, cancer, prostate problems, inflammation, digestive issues, cognition, and osteoporosis.


Organic, Non-GMO Flax Seed Oil sits at the top of healthy consumer oils.  Flax Seed Oil is the gold standard of oils in relation to positive health effects.

  • Flaxseed Oil is high in Monounsaturated Fat (Omega-9), which reduces LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL (good cholesterol).

  • Flaxseed Oil has an extremely high 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids that provides a healthier balance than almost any other oil.  Click here to see why this is important.

  • Flaxseed Oil is low in saturated fat, which is the majority root cause of atherosclerosis and heart disease.  Coronary heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the US and worldwide.

  • Non-GMO Flaxseed Oil has a low smoke point of 225 F, making it best consumed raw.

  • Flaxseed Oil is has been shown by clinical trials to reduce inflammation in the body.
    Click here to see the studies.

  • Flaxseed Oil is rich in minerals (per tablespoon):

    • Calcium: 26 milligrams

    • Iron: 0.6 milligrams

    • Magnesium: 40 milligrams

    • Phosphorus: 66 milligrams

    • Potassium: 84 milligrams

    • Zinc: 0.45 milligrams

    • Copper: 0.13 milligrams

    • Manganese: 0.26 milligrams

    • Selenium: 2.6 micrograms


Flaxseed Oil may be the healthiest oil available to consume raw, and to cook with.  The studies and data speaks for itself.  This is the reason that we sell Organic, Non-GMO Project Certified Flaxseed Oil at Mini Barn Market.

Oil Comparison Chart

Closely balanced Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) & Alpha-linolenic Acid (Omega 3) is desirable, with higher Omega 3 ratios being better overall.

Learn why this is important

Chart comparing 14 or so cooking oils for Saturated fat, omega 6 and omega 9.

PubMed & other trusted resources relating to Flaxseed Oil studies

Importance of Low Omega-6  to Omega-3 Ratios

Up until about 100 years ago, the average omega-6/3 ratio has been around 4:1 or less. However, the typical Western diet now provides a ratio of approximately 20:1 in favor of omega-6.

Data suggests this has contributed to a rise of allergic and autoimmune diseases over the last several decades. Additionally, a high dietary omega-6/3 ratio creates supraphysiologic inflammatory responses and perpetuates chronic low-grade inflammation.

Flax & Flaxseed Oil: An anchient medicine & modern food

Flaxseed is an important functional food ingredient because of its rich contents of Omega 3, Omega 6, lignans, & fiber. Flaxseed oil provides health benefits such as a reduction of cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune, and neurological disorders. 

Laying Hens supplemented with Flaxseed oil have increased ALA, EPA, and DHA concentration in egg yolks

Dietary flaxseed oil improved feed efficiency and increased ALA deposition into yolk compared to a milled source, demonstrating flaxseed oil highly viable for ALA egg enrichment.

Increase in Omega-6/3 Ratio Increases Risk of Obesity

Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are not interconvertible, are metabolically and functionally distinct, and often have important opposing physiological effects, therefore their balance in the diet is important.

Flaxseed for Health & Disease: Review of clinical trials

Consumption of flaxseed in different forms has valuable effects and protects against cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, inflammation and some other complications. Flaxseed can serve as a promising candidate for the management of metabolic syndrome to control blood lipid levels, fasting blood sugar, insulin resistance, body weight, waist circumference, body mass and blood pressure.

Health benefits of DHA for those with ADHD or similar symptoms

DHA can provide important health benefits for many people. For example, DHA may help people with ADHD focus on tasks more easily and with fewer distractions. Many people with ADHD have been tested to have lower blood levels of DHA than people without ADHD. Supplementing your diet with DHA can reduce symptoms of ADHD and help you focus more easily.

How to Optimize Your Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio

Scientists suspect that a distorted ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may be one of the most damaging aspects of the Western diet.

Flaxseed: its bioactive components and their cardiovascular benefits

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The inclusion of functional foods and natural health products in the diet such as Flaxseed oil, are gaining increasing recognition as integral components of lifestyle changes in the fight against cardiovascular disease. 

DHA improves cognition in the young, the old and the sick

DHA, also known as; n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA), is considered a crucial macronutrient in the development and maintenance of learning, and memory performance, throughout life.

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