What is LSA and Interesting Facts You May Not Know

Last week, my foreign friends made some cookies. Those tasted strange but great. They are called LSA cookies. So, what is LSA? Have you ever heard of this? How to make it properly? To answer these questions, I begin to find out everything about it.

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Homemade LSA mix in plate - Linseed or flax seeds, Sunflower seeds and Almonds. Traditional Australian blend of ground, source of dietary fiber, protein, omega fatty acids.

What is ISA?​

LSA is a mixture of Linseeds (flaxseeds), Sunflower seeds and Almonds. It is an awesome superfood and a nut meal supplement that is often recommended by doctors.

These 2 seeds and 1 nut, altogether, become a nutritional powerhouse and popular addition to many daily dishes at home or even in school.

Made up from around 50% linseed, 30% sunflower seeds, and 20% almonds, this makes LSA an ingredient without gluten suitable for such sweet and savory dishes. And only a small amount offers such great benefits.

How to make and store LSA?

LSA is known as a ground blend of three kinds including Linseeds, Sunflower seeds, and Almonds. You will be surprised how good these three nutritional seeds taste together. You can easily find LSA in most supermarkets or health food stores.

 But, you want to have a DIY mixture. So, how to make LSA? It is fairly simple and not time-consuming to make flavorsome LSA. Try the basic recipe would recommend below. 

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    A kitchen blender

Sprinkle LSA over everything; breakfast cereals, salads, fruit, desserts, baking and of course ice cream.

Now, try your favorite nut and seed combos.They may surprise you!

And then, how to store LSA?As Linseeds, Sunflower seeds and Almonds are all ground and can easily go rancid, to keep LSA fresh, you can:

  • Store in the fridge.
  • Keep in an airtight container or dark glass jar and pop in the freezer. 
  • Keep in a cool, dry place. 

Lsa nutrition facts:

Linseed is a valuable omega-3 source, from sunflower seeds, you can get omega-6 and almonds bring you omega-9. And the mixture of those three ones offers a great source of protein, minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and fiber.

Remember not to cook or bake with LSA because the flax and sunflower seeds may lose their nutritional benefits when heated.

Health Benefits of LSA:

Being produced in ground food makes LSA easy to be added to anything your desires, heart, or even liver. Moreover, nuts and seeds are nutrient and energy-dense, so you only need a small amount to get some following good benefits:

  • LSA provides a healthy form of kilojoules/calories, which help you to get a much slower release of energy throughout the day.
  • Omega 3 fats are beneficial for cell structure and function supporting optimal hair, skin, nails, and brain functioning.
  • Omega 3 fats help to reduce pain and inflammation, improve health and mood, or assist in weight management.
  • Sunflower seeds and almonds are high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and important for eye health.
  • A rich source of protein helps to keep your blood sugar levels balanced and prevent naughty sugar cravings.
  • Quality protein contributes to the cell structure and functioning, cellular repair and growth, improving your metabolic rate and encouraging a healthy body.
  • This seed mix also helps to cleanse and detox the liver, regulate cholesterol levels, and eliminate unwanted fat from the body.

And there are other so far benefits of LSA. Anyway, do not overdo it. Much as I like LSA, I do not use it frequently. Too much of a good thing is often bad. Almonds include oxalates, and flax contains cyanogenic glycoside compounds, neither of which are a matter of common consumption levels but could become so if you go berserk and eat buckets of the stuff every day.

In addition, the healthy soluble fiber in the flax seeds can apparently cause bloating and gas if you do not get used to it. In short, do not overuse it.

LSA in daily meals:

Below are some fantastic and easy ways you can use to add LSA into your meals:

  • Sprinkle with your favorite yogurt, muesli or porridge.
  • Add a tablespoon to your breakfast smoothie or fresh juice.
  • Use in your favorite home baking, e.g., muffins cakes, bliss balls or banana loaves)
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    Consumed as a gluten-free alternative to breadcrumbs (i.e., on chicken or fish)
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    Sprinkle over salads, cereals, desserts, or any dish to pump up the goodness.

In conclusion:

This topic gives us a full overview of LSA through its definition, the ways to make and keep it, some nutrition facts about it, its benefits as well as how to add it in daily meals. Inferring from the topic, we realize that the benefits of LSA are not only in what it provides, but also in what it reduces. From a nutrition perspective, LSA is a great addition to our meals and diet of some people.

However, remember to add only one to two tablespoons of LSA into daily meals or snacks to get benefits from this mix. If not, it may have opposite effects.

Jenny Hopper
 

My name is Jenny Hopper, I'm a mother of two cute little kids. To tell you, blogging isn't an easy task. But for me, I feel rewarded for doing the things that I love and one is sharing my experiences with the world and with you. And I definitely welcome any helpful and sincere contribution from you.

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