Flaxmilk – whoa!!!


Living with food allergies is no cake-walk but these days whenever I walk down the aisle of any health food-store, I feel like a kid in a candy store 🙂 The Allergy Friendly market is bursting with new products every other day that it just gets me so excited. My latest find – ‘Flaxmilk’!

Photo Courtesy: http://www.flaxusa.com

Flaxmilk is a product of FlaxUSA – a company that brings a whole range of flax based products. You can shop online for many of their other products but unfortunately not Flaxmilk as of now 😩 The taste and flavor is truly excellent and many reviews I have read put it ahead of coconut milk beverage, rice milk, oat milk and hemp milk though individual preferences may vary. However, the price and nutritional value make it worth a try as an alternative for those with a dairy allergy.  A serving has just 50/60 calories but is packed with healthy Omega-3s and Calcium – a boon for those deprived of cow’s milk!

Additional Information:

Flaxseed has taken the food indutry by storm because of its superior nutrotional content – the most obvious being Omega 3 essential fatty acids, fiber and protein and to a lesser extent calcium and iron. I throw a dash of flaxseed in almost everything without it altering the tast, flavor or consistency of the dish.  

A word of caution – with the increasing usage of flaxseed by the American food industry there has also been an alarming increase in the number of people being diagnosed with flax seed allergy (Please go through my older blog posts for more information on flaxseed allergy.). So a as a precation as with any other new food – those with multiple food allergies must:

  • Talk to the allergist before trying any flax-based product.
  • Consume a small quantity to begin with and incrase it over a period of time if you experience no adverse reaction.

If you are not allergic to flaxseed – it is an excellent source of nutrition and creamy Flaxmilk is yet another alternative for you 🙂

6 thoughts on “Flaxmilk – whoa!!!

  1. Be careful! An allergy to flax can present itself as an asthma-like attack, without any of the other usual symptoms of a food allergy showing up first. I wound up in the emergency room with my 7-year old thinking she was having an asthma attack (which she had never had before), and discovered later with a repeated flax exposure that it was a food allergy instead.

  2. Glad you brought that up Melanie coz it is so, so true. I have written a couple of posts on flaxseed allergy earlier and put in a word of caution in this article too. Thank you and best wishes.

  3. Hi Anu!
    I found you on the Top 25 Food Allergy Mom’s blog list. 🙂 It’s nice to discover other allergy blogs out there… I just wanted to say hello.
    Megan

    1. Hi Megan,

      It is such a valuable resource finding so many blogs, ideas, products, tips et al. Thank you so much for visiting Allergy Foodie 🙂

      Best Wishes,
      Anu

  4. This is the first I have heard of Flax milk! Very excited to hear of it! I give my son flax capsules…he is allergic to dairy,egg,sesame,beef,peanut/tree nuts,fish, shellfish,raspberry and mustard. I will have to see if I can purchase it here in Canada at our Walmart. Thanks! Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles

    1. Hi Susan,
      Thank you for visiting Allergy Foodie.
      So glad he can have flax coz it is packed with so much good stuff. The Flaxmilk of course is stripped of the fiber and protein content but keeps the healthy fats intact. Do update us if you manage to find it in Canada.
      Best wishes,
      Anu

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