oldest fiber used in the making of linen. Its seed also known as linseed is used in making paint. In
the modern world the closest it has come to food is feeding livestock. Today research has shown that flaxseed is good for our health. It has shown to help fight heart disease and cancer. It is a great source of compounds called lignans. You would have to eat sixty cups of broccoli to get the same amount of lignans that are in one quarter cup of flaxseed.