Calories in Flax Seeds and Nutrition Facts

How many calories in flax seeds? See below, the flax seed calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with flax seed nutrition facts and the health benefits of flax seeds to help you lose weight and eat a healthy diet.

Flax seeds are also known as Linseed. Most varieties are full of Omega 3 fats or Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), with the exception of the yellow variety, – this is a polyunsaturated fat. They are full of fiber and nutrients:  high in protein, thiamine, (vitamin B1), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc, and plenty more.

The Omega 3 fat within the flax seeds has anti-inflammatory benefits and also promotes bone health.

They are thought to lower cholesterol levels, and may have cancer benefits related to the prostate and breast.  Other flax seed benefits include lowering blood pressure.

Calories in Flax Seeds and Nutrition Facts

The combination of fiber and healthy fat makes seeds a great food for weight loss and weight management.  It may surprise you that nuts and seeds are fat burning foods, as they contain a lot of good fat, so the high fat content isn`t necessarily bad, as long as you only eat a portion (30 grams) a few times per week. You can enjoy the benefits such as a reduction in cravings, keeping you from overeating, and over indulging in something unhealthier.

Compare calories in flax seeds with the other calories in nuts and seeds.

Calories in Flax Seeds

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Scientific Name: Linum usitatissimum
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams534 kcal (2234 kJ)
1 cup, whole, 168 grams897 kcal (3753 kJ)
1 tbsp, whole, 10.3 grams55 kcal (230 kJ)
1 tbsp, ground, 7 grams37 kcal (156 kJ)
1 tsp, whole, 3.4 grams18 kcal (76 kJ)
1 tsp, ground, 2.5 grams13 kcal (56 kJ)

Calories in Flax Seed Oil

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Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams884 kcal (3699 kJ)
1 tbsp, 13.6 grams120 kcal (503 kJ)
1 cup, 218 grams1927 kcal (8064 kJ)

Flax Seed Nutrition Facts

Seeds, Flax Seeds
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Water6.96 g
Energy2234 kJ (534 kcal)
Protein18.29 g
Carbohydrates28.88 g
Sugars1.55 g
Total Fat:42.16 g
saturated fat3.663 g
monounsaturated fat7.527 g
polyunsaturated fat28.730 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber27.3 g
Calcium, Ca255 mg (26 %)
Iron, Fe5.73 mg (32 %)
Magnesium, Mg392 mg (98 %)
Phosphorus, P642 mg (64 %)
Potassium, K813 mg (17 %)
Zinc, Zn4.34 mg (29 %)
Copper, Cu1.220 mg (61 %)
Manganese, Mn2.482 mg (124 %)
Selenium, Se25.4 mcg (36 %)
Vitamin C0.6 mg (1 %)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)1.644 mg (110 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.161 mg (9 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)3.080 mg (15 %)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.985 mg (10 %)
Vitamin B60.473 mg (24 %)
Folate (Vit. B9)87 mcg (22 %)
Vitamin B120.0 mcg (0 %)
Vitamin A0 IU (0 %)
Vitamin E0.31 mg (1.6 %)
Vitamin D0 IU (0 %)
Vitamin K4.3 mcg (5 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

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