Flax Seed Nutritional Information

Learn About Flax Seed Nutrition, Flax Seed Calorie Content and Other Flax Seed Information

While flax seed, also known as linseed, is rich in protein, research suggests that its health benefits probably have more to do with its fatty acid and fiber profile. Find out flax seed calorie content, plus other flax seed nutrition facts from our flax seed information below.

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Nutrient Profile of Flaxseed
100 grams (3 1/2 ounces)  
Food Energy 450 Kilocalories (Calories)
Fat* 41.0 grams
Total Dietary Fiber 28.0 grams
Protein 20.0 grams

*Analyzed by the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) Official Method Am 2-93, which is based on the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd. (FOSFA) Official Method. The American Organization of Analytical Chemists (AOAC International) Method 996.06 will produce a slightly lower fat content.


Mineral Content of Flax seed
Vitamin Content of Flax seed
Minerals Mg/100g   Vitamins Mg/100g
      (Water Soluble)  
Calcium 236   Ascorbic Acid / C 0.50
Copper 1   Thiamin / B1 0.53
Iron 5   Riboflavin / B2 0.23
Magnesium 431   Niacin 3.21
Manganese 3   Pyridoxine / B6 0.61
Phosphorous 622   Pantothenic acid 0.57
Potassium 831     ug/100g
Sodium 27   Folic acid 112
Zinc 5   Biotin 6
  mg/kg   (Fat Soluble) mg/kg
Aluminum 3.00   Carotenes not detected
Barium 2.00   Tocopherols / vitamin E  
Cadmium 0.25   Alpha-tocopherol 0.55
Chromium <1.00   Beta-tocopherol not detected
Cobalt 0.17   Delta-tocopherol 0.45
Lead <0.25   Gamma-tocopherol 29.70
Molybdenum <0.50   Alpha-tocotrienol not detected
Nickel 1.70   Delta-tocotrienol not detected
Tin <3.00   Gamma-tocotrienol not detected

Information last updated:  1/10/07