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Flaxseed Nutrition Facts

55 calories in 1 tbsp, whole

Calories in Flaxseed
Seeds, flaxseed
55 calories in Flaxseed, 1 tbsp, whole
1 tbsp, whole = 10g ≈ 0.023lb ≈ 0.36oz
5.34 calories / gram
1 Weight Watchers point
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Calorie Sources:66% fats; 22% carbohydrates; 12% proteins
Fats:4.34 g (36 calories, 42% by weight)
Carbohydrates:2.97 g (12 calories, 29% by weight)
Proteins:1.88 g (7 calories, 18% by weight)
Water:0.72 g (7% by weight)
Fat Composition:72% polyunsaturated; 19% monounsaturated; 9% saturated
Trans Fat :~
Dietary Fiber:2.81 g (27% by weight)
Serving Sizes: 100 g
1 cup, whole
1 tbsp, whole
1 tbsp, ground
1 tsp, whole
1 tsp, ground
Scientific Name:Linum usitatissimum
Footnotes: Up to 12 percent flax seed can safely be used as an ingredient in food.
Food Group:Nut and Seed Products
USDA #:12220
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Vitamin A:0 IU
Retinol Activity Equivalent:~
Lutein + Zeaxanthin:67.05 mcg
Vitamin B-1:168.92 mcg
Vitamin B-2:16.48 mcg
Vitamin B-3:317.24 mcg
Vitamin B-5:100.94 mcg
Vitamin B-6:48.41 mcg
Vitamin B-9:8.96 mcg
Food folate:8.96 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalent:8.96 mcg
Folic acid:~
Vitamin B-12:~
Added Vitamin B-12:~
Choline:8.11 mg
Vitamin C:61.80 mcg
Vitamin D:0
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol):~
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol):~
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):~
Vitamin E:31.93 mcg
Added α-Tocopherol:~
δ-Tocopherol:36.05 mcg
γ-Tocopherol:2.05 mg
Vitamin K:0.44 mcg
Calcium (Ca):26.26 mg
Copper (Cu):125.66 mcg
Fluoride (F):~
Iron (Fe):590.19 mcg
Magnesium (Mg):40.38 mg
Manganese (Mn):255.44 mcg
Phosphorus (P):66.13 mg
Potassium (K):83.74 mg
Selenium (Se):2.62 mcg
Sodium (Na):3.09 mg
Zinc (Zn):447.02 mcg
Carbohydrates Total:2.97 g
Dietary Fiber:2.81 g
Sugars Total:0.16 g
Glucose/Dextrose:41.20 mg
Sucrose:0.12 g
Proteins Total:1.88 g
Essential amino acids
Phenylalanine:97.85 mg
Leucine:0.13 g
Methionine:38.11 mg
Lysine:88.58 mg
Isoleucine:91.67 mg
Valine:0.11 g
Threonine:78.28 mg
Tryptophan:29.87 mg
Histidine:48.41 mg
Arginine:0.20 g
Non-essential amino acids
Alanine:94.76 mg
Aspartic acid:0.21 g
Betaine:319.30 mcg
Cystine:35.02 mg
Glutamic acid:0.42 g
Glycine:0.13 g
Hydroxyproline:17.51 mg
Proline:82.40 mg
Serine:99.91 mg
Tyrosine:50.47 mg
Fats Total:4.34 g
Saturated fatty acids:0.38 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids:0.77 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids:2.96 g
Trans fatty acids:~
Saturated fatty acids
Butanoic/Butyric [4:0]:~
Hexanoic/Caproic [6:0]:~
Octanoic/Caprylic [8:0]:~
Decanoic/Capric [10:0]:~
Dodecanoic/Lauric [12:0]:~
Tridecanoic [13:0]:~
Tetradecanoic/Myristic [14:0]:824 mcg
Pentadecanoic [15:0]:515 mcg
Hexadecanoic/Palmitic [16:0]:0.22 g
Heptadecanoic/Margaric [17:0]:1.03 mg
Octadecanoic/Stearic [18:0]:0.14 g
Eicosanoic/Arachidic [20:0]:5.15 mg
Docosanoic/Behenic [22:0]:5.15 mg
Tetracosanoic/Lignoceric [24:0]:3.09 mg
Monounsaturated fatty acids
Tetradecenoic/Myristoleic [14:1]:~
Pentadecenoic [15:1]:~
Hexadecenoic/Palmitoleic [16:1]:2.06 mg
[16:1 cis]:~
[16:1 trans]:~
Heptadecenoic [17:1]:~
Octadecenoic/Oleic [18:1]:0.76 g
[18:1 cis]:~
[18:1 trans]:~
Eicosenoic/Gadoleic [20:1]:6.18 mg
Docosenoic/Erucic [22:1]:1.03 mg
[22:1 cis]:~
[22:1 trans]:~
Cis-Tetracosenoic/Nervonic [24:1 cis]:6.18 mg
Polyunsaturated fatty acids
Octadecadienoic/Linoleic [18:2]:0.61 g
[18:2 CLAs]:~
[18:2 i]:~
[18:2 Ω-6 c,c]:~
[18:2 t,~]:~
[18:2 t,t]:~
Octadecatrienoic/Linolenic [18:3]:2.35 g
[18:3 Ω-3 c,c,c]:~
[18:3 Ω-6 c,c,c]:~
[18:3 i]:~
Octadecatetraenoic/Parinaric [18:4]:~
Eicosadienoic [20:2 Ω-6 c,c]:721 mcg
Eicosatrienoic [20:3]:~
[20:3 Ω-3]:~
[20:3 Ω-6]:~
Eicosatetraenoic/Arachidonic [20:4]:~
[20:4 Ω-6]:~
Eicosapentaenoic/Timnodonic [20:5 Ω-3]:~
Heneicosapentaenoic (HPA) [21:5]:~
Docosatetraenoic/Adrenic [22:4]:~
Docosapentaenoic/Clupanodonic [22:5 Ω-3]:~
Docosahexaenoic (DHA) [22:6 Ω-3]:~
Ash:0.38 g
Product Type:Flaxseed
Weight Watchers Points:1 point(s)
Atkins Diet (Induction) Rating:5 / 10
Atkins Diet (Maintanence) Rating:6 / 10
Zone Diet Rating:2 / 10
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