Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tropical Traditions Flaxseed Review and Giveaway


It's been a little while since I've shared a Tropical Traditions product with you! This time, I'd like to share about their Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed! I wasn't sure about this product when I asked to review it. I have read about flaxseed having all kinds of health benefits, but figured it'd be dry or have a strange taste. I was pleasantly surprised when I ground a tablespoon of Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed and mixed it into oatmeal one morning. It really had no taste at all and I couldn't even tell it was in the oatmeal. I'd definitely say this is another great Tropical Traditions product!

Here's some information on the health benefits of flaxseed taken directly from their site:

  • 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.


Tropical Traditions recommends grinding the whole flaxseed with a coffee grinder. I have a Magic Bullet blender that I use to grind it. They state that it can be mixed with your favorite beverage. I didn't try that, but after trying it in oatmeal, I could see baking with it or mixing it into other foods. They also state:
Flaxseed is 35–40% oil so a similar amount may be omitted from any recipe requiring oil that also includes ground flaxseed. Similarly, about 1 Tbls. of ground flaxseed steeped in 3 Tbls. of water for 2-3 minutes will substitute for one egg in recipes. Flaxseed contains NO GLUTEN for those with gluten allergy.


Giveaway

One reader will win a 1lb bag of Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed ($11.99 value).

Here's how to enter:

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Note: Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Contest ends October 22, 2010. I will choose a winner using random.org sometime on October 23, 2010 and contact the winners by email. You will have three days to respond by email with your contact information.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions sent me a bag of flaxseed to try in exchange for this review and giveaway post. All opinions are my own.
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44 comments:

suburban prep said...

I would love to try out the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
for Hair Treatment.

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floating said...

i would like to try the Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens
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Janice said...

I'd love to try their Organic Brown Rice Syrup

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Janice said...

following @Troptraditions as @cappytweet

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Janice said...

10/9 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/26839391054

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Janice said...

I entered your chiquita smoothie giveaway

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Ashley said...

I would love to try their Organic Mint Chocolate!

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bison61 said...

I'd like the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Janice said...

10/10 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/26967580949

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Wendy said...

I would love to try out the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
for Hair Treatment.I hear great things about it!!!

Wendy said...

I would love to try out the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
for Hair Treatment.

Janice said...

10/11 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27037464592

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thedelicateplace said...

i would love to win the coconut flour! love flax!! i also follow TT on twitter!

Sue said...

The palm shortening sounds like a product I would love to try in my baking. sue3lp@gmail.com

Janice said...

10/12 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27192463185

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Janice said...

10/13 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27239128900

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Janice said...

10/14 tweet:
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janetfaye said...

I would like to try Powdered Laundry Detergent.

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janetfaye said...

I like Tropical Traditions on FB - Janet Fri

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Janice said...

10/15 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27440549112

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Janice said...

10/16 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27570110486

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Janice said...

10/17 tweet:
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

i would also like to tre the lavender liquid soap
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like tropical traditions on fb as melissa barnes
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Janice said...

10/18 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27794394193

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Cathy W said...

I would love to try out the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
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Cathy W said...

fan of Tropical Traditions on Facebook.(Cathy Wallace)
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Cathy W said...

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Cathy W said...

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Elaine said...

I'd like to try the shredded coconut.

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Janice said...

10/19 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27894909250

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Janice said...

10/20 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27989939895

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Ellie W. said...

I'd love to try their organic peanut butter!

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Janice said...

10/21 tweet:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/28363135934

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Janice said...

last tweet :)
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/28461164809

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