Bob’s Red Mill Organic Raw Whole Brown Flaxseeds, 24-ounce

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Flaxseeds offer a wonderful nutritional boost to almost any recipe. One serving contains 1800mg omega-3 fatty acids, 4g of fiber, 3g of protein, and lignans for a heart-healthy nutritional combination. Mild in flavor, Organic Brown Flaxseeds can be inconspicuously added to almost any recipe – smoothies, shakes, breads, cookies, pancakes, waffles, and more. Sprinkle on eggs, oatmeal or salad greens, or toss with grains and veggies in a pilaf -the possibilities are truly endless. Like all of our gluten free-labeled products, this product is processed in a dedicated gluten free facility and R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status. Certified Organic by QAI.

Quick facts

  • Case of Four, 24 oz. bags (6 lbs. total)
  • USDA Certified Organic; Gluten Free; Vegan; Vegetarian; Paleo Friendly; Kosher Pareve
  • Manufactured in a dedicated gluten free facility; R5-ELISA tested gluten free
  • 1800mg Omega-3 fatty acids; Good source of fiber; Contains lignans
  • Great for sprouting, grinding, or eating whole

Top reviews

Organic means straight from the field…

Found the item filled with inedible gritty stuff. Took alot of time to sift through to remove impurities. Would not buy again.
JulietteOnia, AR

Great Deal!

Great deal!

Recipe: Mix 1 part Raw Sunflower Seeds; 1 Part Flax Seeds; and 1 Part Sesame Seeds. Add 1-2 Tablespoons to your food each day. (Add to a smoothie, sprinkle over desserts or cereal, etc.)
Use daily and constipation will no longer be a problem.

PhilKingston, OH

Just okay

After seeing all of the great reviews I was a little dissapointed. Maybe I am just finicky, but I expected the seeds to look whole and glossy like the ones I purchase at the grocery store. These seemed to be a blend of good quality mixed with dried up disintegrated seeds. The smell was just a little off too. I ended up giving them to a coworker as I was just not that excited about eating them.
TwannaEdmore, ND

Too many grainy impurities

There are too many grainy impurities. Avoid this product if you were planning on grinding your own flax seeds for drinking in shakes.
MardellDanville, ME

I’m obsessed

I’m hooked on this stuff!

I keep some ground in the fridge alongside the whole seed… dump it on any kind of cereal for a fiber/omega infusion.

I’ve added it to so many recipes, from banana bread to mac n’cheese, you’d think I was nuts!

As it turns out, I find the addition to be mild/complementary enough that you can get away adding flax to so many things.
Salad or cereal are obvious choices but it is a pleasant mellow addition to pasta sauces, mac n’cheese, cookie recipes, you name it.

And it works!

My buddy didn’t believe me until he added it to his morning oats… he had been having some intestinal issues, let’s just say, and now he’s as regular as an atomic clock haha.

Sort of showing off, I took a handful of seed and popped ’em in my mouth, and started munching away. I thought I might regret it but they were great! Easily satisfy any craving for a nutty snack and there’s something satisfying about grinding the seed in your mouth… I know, I can be extreme. But these are just so PLEASANT.

And you get a whole lot for cheap… try Prime and Subscribe and Save (you can always cancel) and you get a lot for a little.

I was going to give some away as gifts but they kind of make you want to horde them.

Easiest fiber infusion ever.

Have fun.

LeandraDuenweg, MO

Small and dry flax seeds!

These flax seeds were not of good quality. They were small in size, lighter in color and when you grind them up the result is a dry husk affair. I’m very disappointed and I have four bags of them!

I’ve ordered these before and they were a good quality but apparently Red Mill’s quality control is deficient to let these pass through.

ErmaMarquette, MI

Excellent deal, fresh and convenient

I used to buy flax seeds in a local store in bulk, they were really cheap (a little more than 1$/lb) but I could not find any organic ones anywhere for less than 4$/lb.
Bob’s Red Mill Organic flax seeds are really fresh, they do not smell rancid (like I happened sometimes with those bought from the local store), they come in 4 packages so you can easily freeze 3 of them. And are organic, which is important to me.
Also, they are convenient as a price. I did the math and they cost 2.81$/lb (2.38$/lb if you use the “subscribe and save”, like I did). This is a great price for organic flax seeds. If you buy them from the official Bob’s Red Mill website, they cost a lot more, it is about 25$ for these 3 packages.
To grind them, I recommend the Cuisinart SG-10 Electric Spice-and-Nut Grinder. That’s what I use and works great.
GriseldaBanner, MS

Best mix…


I have been consuming seeds for years. Unfortunately in the beginning not too many people knew (infact they still don’t) that seeds like flax seed and sesame seed have no nutritional value unless;
1. Seeds are fresh, not old and rancid,
2. Grinded in a coffee grinder,
3. Consumed within few days,
4. Kept in the freezer,
5. Kept in a dark place not exposed to light,
6. Oils and supplements are worthless since it goes rancid.

So for few years although I consumed those seeds, I got no nutritional value out of flax seed oil which was very expensive to purchase till I learned the above pointers. I can not grind sesame seed in the grinder since it is so oily and ruins the grinder. Flax seed is the best balancer. Regardless of that, I have to consume both seeds due to the high mineral content which is a necessity for my healthy diet. For years I have been doing blood test and my omega-3 has been much higher than the highest level required for my age, year after year. Although I consume fish, it is the flax seed that pushes my omega-3 higher.

1. Sesame seed for calcium, protein, phytosterols and host of other minerals and vitamins
2. Flax seed for omega-3 fatty acids with no cholesterol, to increase good cholesterol HDL
3. Cocoa for antioxidants instead of eating chocolate with sugar and unnecessary additional additives
4. Protein isolate for a complete amino acid chain without the fat, cholesterol and extra calories
I mix it all with organic soy milk and consume it before my workouts on daily basis to feel full and have all the necessary vitamins and minerals without much spike in my glucose, fat or calories.

ShannanFrenchton, WV

Great product, great price

This is a great product, and costs 1/3 the price that I was paying at GNC! I have used 2 T./day on cereal or with yogurt, recommended as a way of counteracting thyroid-related hair loss. I have observed a significant difference.
PollyMurrieta, CA


good and fresh product, very good taste

smaller packages would be nice – if possible

ShelleyGough, GA

Good Price, Good Food

Amazon has a really great price for this stuff, much better than grocery stores in my area. The flax seed itself is also good, nutty, dense when ground up, pretty much just what flax seed it supposed to be. These little seeds are packed with fiber and omega fats, which are very good for the heart and body overall. It’s also easilly worked into my daily eating, ground up flax seeds can be used in just about anyhting, cereal, smoothies, pancakes, salads, or even just by itself. Bob’s brand is probably the best one I’ve tried, they’re consistant in size, color, texture, and taste; I’d recommend this brand over the others I’ve tried.
CarlyLickingville, PA


LindyHaubstadt, IN

FLAX…. good for what ails ya!

One of the top nutritious foods out there I grind 1 TB at a time for my smoothies but it can be put in anything, though best not to head it to get the live nutrient benefit. Has to be ground up for the body to absorb it and you need to grind as you go (I use a tiny electric coffee grinder which I also reviewed). If you grind ahead of time it looses nutrients the longer its exposed to air.

Nancy Rector
Author of “A Painful Truth – The Entrapment of America’s Sick”
(How Being Ill Got Me Arrested)

CatarinaSinnamahoning, PA

Good Value

I dont have a lot of choices in my small town so this was actually cheaper then going in to get it at a chain store.
JeanelleGallitzin, PA

Great source of Omega-3’s

I love using this flaxseed sprinkled on salads, blended up in shakes, and even ground and added to homemade bread. It’s a little nutty tasting and adds great texture to foods.
FloreneEast Flat Rock, NC

Great for your health

If you had to place one grain in your smoothie or cereal for health you should consider flaxseed. Bob’s Red Mill sells the flaxseed I favor due to price and quality.

With the fiber and various omega oils contained in flaxseed you can’t go wrong!

TerenceRaritan, IL

Delicious-Nutritious & Affordable SuperFood – High in Omega 3

Flaxseed is one of my all time favorite superfoods for many reasons. First, the flavor is perfect….enhances but never overwhelmvs other foods. Next, flaxseed is really nutritious and is one of the highest sources of the all important Omega 3 fatty acids but without the Mercury associated with high intake of fish products.

It is important to use organic raw flaxseed…don’t pollute your body woth toxins or pesticides in order to add something healthy. To use flaxseed you can add whole or grind to add to bread…provides a very nice flavor that does not overwhelm. It’s one of the standard items we use in our whole grain seed/nut breakfast bread. You can also add to rice/other grains for a pilaf, toss in with salad or even soup, mix into hot breakfast cereal like fresh buckwheat or kamut.

Super source of omega 3 plus other nutrients. Very affordable, stores well. Tastes great. Check out my other reviews for many more superfoods, kitchen accessories etc to help you eat great without the high cost!

SaundraHinsdale, NY

Raw Flaxseed or Golden Falxseed?

Haven’t ordered yet.Want to know which one is best your you.. Have read that ‘raw flaxseed’ is better than ‘golden flaxseed..Any advice on this..Thanks..Me
MagalyEdison, CA


This is great stuff! I did research on the benefits of flaxseed and with some reservations, decided to give flaxseed a try. I am beyond thrilled I gave it a try. I have been grinding it and mixing it in my protein shakes. Not only is it filling (very high in fiber and protein), but it tastes great! In addition to thickening my shakes, it gives them a nutty flavor. And the best part is I am no longer constipated! I am looking forward to broadening my use of flaxseed. Those looking to improve their health and diet must give flaxseed a try. Remember to keep it refrigerated for its nature is sensitive to rancidity.
EdythJanesville, CA

Bob’s Red Mill Flax Seed – Excellent buy

Until recently a local health & nutrition store carried Bob’s Red Mill products, no one else has it. I was thrilled to find it on Amazon, and even happier when I saw the price. It is much less expensive to order through Amazon, and even fresher than buying in a store.

All of Bob’s Red Mill products are of high quality and very fresh. An excellent company to buy organic products from!

BeaulahBig Bend, WI

Bob’ Red Mill flaxseed

This is the second time I have ordered this product. It came well packaged and all I had to do is put it in the freezer. The price is good and so is the flaxseed.
IonaBurlington Flats, NY

Check your prices!!!

Product is great.
With that said, make sure and check your local supermarket price for this item first. I have become so accustomed to getting deals on Amazon that sometimes I don’t even compare costs. Winds up that the regular price for one package of this item at my local supermarket is $2.99. Could have gotten a bag for free and had money left over had I just checked while I was doing my regular shopping.
Like Costco, Amazon doesn’t always wind up saving you money.
JoycelynJackson, KY


This product arrived in a beautiful carton. The seeds are very fresh and so well packaged. I toasted them as per directions and they are delicious.
EmogeneKingston, PA

Tastes like flaxseed to me.

Order was processed and fulfilled in a timely manner.
Product arrived in factory packaged box of 4.
I just eat a few handfuls of these a day. You should chew them up completely in order to access all the nutritiion. Whole seeds are not broken down in your digestion system. Others may think otherwise but once chewed I liken them to the taste of pecans. They feel like they would be good for you when you eat them too.
PiedadNorth Granville, NY

Good Stuff!

I have bought flaxseed from a lot of places, but this is one of the most reasonable in terms of ease and cost. Yeah, there are occasional bits of things in with the flaxseed, but I have bought bags from other places which were far worse and, so far, Bob’s Red Mill has not sold me a bag where the seeds had gone off already.

Flaxseed is a wonder for digestion and generally good for you. I keep mine in the fridge and grind up a batch each week (also kept in the fridge). This reduces the chance of the oils in the flaxseed going “off.” (I have had some which did, and if the flax tastes funny and not gently nutty, then get rid of it.) Don’t buy the pre-ground stuff because it can go bad much more quickly.

Bob’s Flaxseed is now something I buy on a regular basis.

PrincessWhite Deer, TX

good product…. terrible packaging

I am pleased with product, however, the packaging is substandard. The box shipped in okay, the package box ok, but the plastic packaging the flaxseed was is tears very easy, causing the seed to spill out (even the ones I haven’t used yet). They plastic wrap they place the product in needs to be firmer.
KayleeHurdle Mills, NC

very high quality

this flaxseed is excellent. if you have used flaxseed before, you will tell the difference. and the great thing is i am finding more ways to use it, along with bob’s red mill soy lecithin. great in cereals, smoothies, salads, and be creative. taste is mild and slightly nutty, so don’t be afraid to use it. the health benefits are phenomenal. (i suggest the soy lecithin from bob’s, too). thanks amazon.. because you carry so many of bob’s red mill products, i signed up for prime. happy, healthy new year.
TabethaPalm Harbor, FL

I like the nutty flavor

I like flaxseed somewhat nutty taste. I have added seeds to be part of my diet, I found them to be a helpful way to add more vitamin and fiber at relatively low cost of calories. Flaxseeds have a concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and essential fatty acids. Flax flax has more omega-ss and phytoestrogens called lignans than any other food.

Flaxseed are easy to spill from the plastic bag they arrive in, so when I am ready to use a new bag I pour the bag into a plastic container designed for cereal, this allows me to pour the seeds out of the container’s spout without spilling the seeds on the counter. To make it easier to move the content of the bag into the container, I cut a small hole in the bag and use a funnel to direct the seeds into the container.

My favorite way to eat flaxseed is in a smoothie. I blend 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed, 1 cup juice (I vary which juice I use for variety), 1 banana, 1 Tbsp. avocado, and ice.

In case you find it useful here is a taste comparison of other seeds I use in my diet.

Nutty-flavored seeds that provide the most nutrition when ground.

Similar in taste to sunflower seeds and pine nuts.

Soft seeds with a sweet, earthy flavor when toasted.

The flaky center of wheat kernels. Very light earthy flavor.

Ali Julia review

YingIbapah, UT

Very tasty!

We ground the first pack, and it’s all in the refrigerator. We eat flaxseed raw, and we use it for just about everything… it’s an amazing taste. We’ll definitely be ordering from them again.
RobbieValley Forge, PA

Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed.. good quality and fresh.

This is the Best quality flaxseeds I have ever tried. Bob red mill’s products are best in quality but little overpriced. However, Organic flaxseeds are not that expensive at all. There are No rocks or other unhealthy or nonfood items mixed with product. So, it is safe to eat without any doubt. Amazon’s packaging and service is always best. I recommend this product to all, who are looking for safe natural super food like quinoa. As we all know, Flaxseeds, quinoa, sweet potato, broccoli, spinach, berries, tofu, carrots, and oats are the primary super food that are not only super nutritious but also help to reduce weight, cholesterol and other health problem. I personally experienced all benefits by eating those foods. So, go for it and buy Bob’s red mill organic flaxseeds and other food. They are little pricey but it’s not that bad.
BarneyChanhassen, MN