Why Flaxseeds are the New Sourdough

We saw it all over our social media at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic… maybe you or someone close to you even tried their hand at this quarantine hobby. Sourdough bread baking, aka the kitchen trend that took the world by storm during lockdown (although to this day, none of us can truly explain the phenomenon!?).

Sourdough bread has a variety of health benefits. It’s easier to digest than your typical loaf, therefore easier on the gut. It has a lower glycemic index, so it won’t cause your blood sugar to skyrocket. It contains healthy bacteria due to its fermentation process, and it provides a variety of vitamins and minerals.

But wait… what if we told you there was an even healthier, up-and-coming, superfood bread ingredient out there that’s been waiting patiently on the side-lines for its time to shine? Introducing: the humble (but powerful) flaxseed.

Flaxseeds have everything it takes to become the new Sourdough, and here’s why. Also known as linseed, flaxseed is an ancient grain that has been cultivated since as far back as 5,000 B.C. And it is absolutely packedwith key nutrients. When ground up or milled into a powder consistency (known as flax meal) and baked into bread, these small but mighty oval-shaped seeds are an incredible way to combine a healthy lifestyle and a love for all things carb.

Imagine if your morning toast was suddenly supercharged with high protein content, to keep you feeling full and satiated for longer. Or if it was high fiber, to help lower cholesterol, control blood sugar levels and maintain healthy and regular bowel movements.

What if your smoked salmon bagel craving could be satisfied at the same time as fueling your body with heart-healthy Omega-3s? As well as vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B, magnesium, and iron, that help with digestion and healthy brain function.

Finally, how amazing would you feel if you knew that your sandwich or turkey burger bun contained fatty acids and plant compounds linked to lower blood pressure and a decreased risk of cancer?

Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Flaxseed bread brings all of this to the table, and more. That’s why we’re kind of backing it as the next big thing. Move over, Sourdough; you heard it here first.