Is Flaxseed oil or flour gluten free?

Date Posted:6 June 2023 

Yes, Flaxseed is naturally gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in certain grains, including wheat, barley and rye, but not in flaxseed or its oil.

Flaxseed oil, flour or meal does not contain gluten and is therefore safe for people with celiac and other gluten-related disorders.

Flaxseeds are also a common ingredient in gluten-free slices of bread and other baked goods. However note that if Flaxseed or any other ingredients in such a product have been processed in a facility in which wheat, barley and soybeans are processed it might contain traces of these products and therefore gluten.

If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it is important to check the label or contact the manufacturer.

At Stoney Creek Oil all incoming raw material is tested at a registered laboratory to insure the product is fit for human consumption and is of high quality, gluten is something that is mandatory on these tests. This gives us here at Stoney Creek and our customers the confidence that all our products are gluten free and safe for your consumption.

Flaxseed meal can be a great addition to gluten-free cooking and baking, as it is naturally gluten-free high in fibre, protein and lignans and can add texture to many dishes. Here are some tips for using flaxseed meal in gluten-free cooking:

  1. Use ground flaxseeds: Whole flaxseeds can be difficult for the body to digest and are of no nutritional value unless cracked, so it's best to use flaxseed flour or meal in cooking and baking. You can purchase fat reduced Flaxseed Meal from our online store.
  2. Replace wheat flour with flaxseed meal: Flaxseed meal can be used as a gluten-free replacement for wheat flour in many recipes, such as pancakes, muffins and bread.
  3. Add flaxseed meal to smoothies and baked goods: Flaxseed meal can be added to smoothies, yoghurt, oatmeal and baked goods such as cookies and granola bars for a gluten-free nutritional boost.
  4. Flax egg: Simply mix 1 tablespoon of Flaxseed meal with 2½ tablespoons of room temperature water and let it sit for at least 7 - 10 minutes. Perfect in muffins, brownies, loaf cakes and meatballs. (not so perfect in omelets)

Flaxseed Oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) and is a nutritional powerhouse that contributes to a variety of positive health effects.