Golden Flax is a variety of flax seed that is characterized by its golden color. The color comes from the seed's high carotenoid content, which is a type of antioxidant. Gold flax seeds are similar in nutritional content to brown flax seeds, which are the more commonly known variety. They contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, fiber and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, and vitamins like vitamin E.
Gold flax seeds can be used in the same way as brown flax seeds. They can be eaten whole, ground, or as oil. Whole gold flax seeds are often added to cereal, yogurt, or smoothies, while ground seeds are added to baked goods and smoothies. The oil can be used as a salad dressing or added to a smoothie. It's worth noting that gold flax seeds, like brown flax seeds, must be ground to release the beneficial compounds and make them more easily digestible.
Some people prefer gold flaxseed over brown flaxseed because of its color, as it can add a nice touch to food presentation. Also, some people believe that the high carotenoid content in gold flaxseed may provide additional health benefits. However, more research is needed to fully understand the nutritional differences between gold and brown flax seeds.