Flaxseed meal low in fat is obtained during the cold pressing process of flaxseed. It retains all its properties; highly protein and rich in essential amino acids (which the human body does not produce) and low in calories. Being of vegetable origin, it does not contain cholesterol.Flaxseed whole or as defatted flour is one of the plant sources richest in lignin; substance related to lignan, a phytoestrogen that acts at the level of the female hormonal system with an apparent anti-cancer and anti-oxidant potential.
Whole flaxseed or semi-fat flour, like other oilseeds, does not contain gluten (protein found in wheat, oats, barley and rye) so that people who are sensitive to gluten can enjoy flaxseed defatted in your diet that is also low in sodium.
Flaxseed meal is rich in insoluble fiber that is not digested or absorbed by the small intestine so it passes relatively intact to the large intestine, improving the problems of constipation.