ARDEN HILLS, MINN. — The Pizzey family, which has farmed flaxseed in western Manitoba for more than a century, has founded Manitoba Milling Co. to offer flaxseed for sale to consumers on the internet. The Pizzey family has supplied flax to food manufacturers for years. Using a proprietary heat treatment to ensure safety and quality, Manitoba flax for sale to consumers is ready to eat and has a two-year shelf life without refrigeration. It has a roasted, nutty and mild flavoring. Smooth whole milled flaxseed and flax bran muffin mix are offered for sale at manitobaflax.com.
Gluten-free flaxseed contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid. The ALA from flax grown in Manitoba tends to be a higher amount than the ALA in U.S.-grown flax because of cooler growing temperatures, according to Manitoba Milling Co.