Fourflax (ProVida) Flax Seed Flake
Fourflax (ProVida) Flax Seed Flake
ProVida Flax Seed Flake is a 100% Natural Supplement rich in Protein, Dietary Fibre, Vitamins and Minerals. It is an ideal supplement for weight gain, maintaining condition and encouraging digestive health.
When ProVida cold-press the Linseed Seed, they produce two products, both with their own individual nutritional benefits. Flax Seed Oil is an Essential Fatty Acid supplement high in Omega 3, and Flax Seed Flake is a protein and dietary fibre supplement, that also has a small amount of oil left within.
With over 30% protein and around 40% dietary fibre, Flax Seed Flake is a wonderful supplement to aid muscular growth and development, and also to promote optimum digestive health. It also contains both Essential and Non-Essential Amino acids. Due to the natural, cold-pressing process, ProVida are unable to press all of the oil from the seed. This means that around 8% of the oil remains in the flake, and therefore is also a source of Omega 3, 6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids.
The flake is also low in non-fibre carbohydrates and is gluten & GMO free. In addition to protein and dietary fibre, flake is also a fantastic source of phytoestrogens (lignans at 1.6%) and other vitamins and minerals including sodium, calcium and magnesium.
Available in 10kg and 20kg sacks.
With the flake being high in protein, we suggest that you consider what you are already feeding, and use the flake in the correct proportions to give your horse a complete and balanced diet.
Flax Seed Flake should be stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and moisture.
Q: What is Flax Seed Flake and what is it good for?A: After the oil has been cold pressed out of the linseed seed, a flake meal is expelled. Some cold pressing machines expel the meal as a pellet, so you may find flax seed (linseed) pellets in some stores. The Flake is high in protein (approx 33%) and dietary fibre (approx 40%), so is an excellent source of protein with the added benefit of Omega 3 (approx 8%). The Flake can be added to feed to increase the protein and/or dietary fibre content. Many people like to feed the flake to aid muscle growth and development in younger animals, as well as assisting with digestive health. It’s important to always ensure plenty of drinking water is available too.
Q: Should the Flake be soaked before feeding?A: We are often asked if the flake needs to be soaked in water prior to feeding. Due to some of the oil being retained in the flake it is not extremely dry, and so does not need to be soaked. We do however recommend that your horse has water readily available when eating.
A: The reason we call it 'flake', is that our cold-pressing machines expel what is left of the pressed seeds as a consistency that looks much like 'bran flakes'. Many other machines expel this as a pellet, and it is quite common to see linseed or flax seed pellets available. Flax Seed Flake is much the same, but some people consider it easier to feed to their horses, as some horses do not like pellets and they often have to be soaked before feeding too. The flake is very palatable and is easy to add to the daily feed.
Q: Why is it called Flake - is it the same as pellets?
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