Flaxseed is a notable functional food, due to the presence of three main bioactive components (chemical compounds that may actively promote good health) - alpha-linolenic acid, lignans, and dietary fiber. As with coconut flour, the fiber content aids in digestion and prevention of constipation. Alpha-linolenic acid is an important functional component of flaxseed, serving as a source of omega-3 fatty acid and helping lower cholesterol, and reversing atherosclerosis (hardening of blood vessels). Lignans may protect against cancer by obstructing the growth and spread of cancer cells. This versatile functional food is added to Unrefined Cakery's products as an egg substitute, making healthy baking all the more easier for you!