View Full Version : 100G Flax Seed has 53 g fat
02-23-2006, 11:09 AM
Is this true....I know someone out here knows, I was reading an article on "good carbs"..flax was listed and when I saw the 53 grams of fat I wondered about it
02-23-2006, 07:46 PM
100grams? That's almost a quarter lb. I don't think you want to eat that much flax at one time.
02-23-2006, 08:57 PM
I think lots of nuts and seeds are around 50% fat--in fact, I think flax might be slightly lower in fat percentage-wise than many other nuts and seeds, so I'm not surprised.
Remember, the fat in flax is especially good for you; and as Meteor says, you probably wouldn't want to be eating 100grams of flax at a time anyway.
02-24-2006, 04:43 AM
Yes but it is essential fatty acids and please note the word esential.
02-24-2006, 06:38 AM
thats about 3 1/4 oz's....
actually : 1 cup (155.0 g) 1 tbsp (12.0 g)
Calories 763...........Calories from Fat 474
Total Fat 52.7g - 81%
Saturated Fat 4.9g - 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 34.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.6g
Total Carbohydrates 53.1g - 18%
Dietary Fiber 43.2g - 173%
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