Are Flax Seeds Keto Friendly? Carbs In Flax Seeds?

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Seeds and nuts are generally packed with nutrients and health benefits. Therefore on a normal diet, it is very healthy to include them in your daily menu.

But when you are on a keto diet, things become a little more selective. Keto diet is low in carbs and high in good fats.

When starting a keto diet, for the body to come in a state of ketosis and to remain in it, I recommend limiting carbs to 25 grams or less each day, which has to be carefully monitored; otherwise, the body can be kicked out of ketosis.

So what’s the deal with flax seeds, are they keto-friendly

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Flaxseeds are full of health benefits; they are a superfood rich in fiber, fat, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. It also contains alpha-linolenic acid, which helps in preventing stroke.

Flax seeds are keto-friendly as they contain very low carbohydrates and are high in fat, they can be easily added to your keto menu. 

Most keto dieters use nuts and seeds as snacks. But you can also add them to your diet in various other ways. Flax seeds can be used raw or in the form of powder. They can be used in a nutritious breakfast shake or to thicken a smoothie.

You can also add flaxseed oil to the smoothie or sprinkle flaxseed on vegetables to give it a nutty flavor. Flaxseeds can also be added to keto cookies, keto bread, and keto muffins.

Grounded flax seeds are easier to digest and healthier rather than whole ones. Therefore it is better to buy whole flax seeds then grind them at home and store in a container. 

How Many Carbs In Flax Seed?

1 tablespoon of whole flax seeds contains 0.17 grams of net carbs and 55 calories. Flax seeds contain 534 calories per 100 grams. Flax seeds contain 42% fat, 29% carbs and 18% proteins.

1 tablespoon of flaxseeds contains following

Total Carbs2.98 g
Fiber2.81 g
Net Carbs0.17 g
Net Carbs In Flaxseed (USDA)

Flaxseed contains 29% carbs, out of which 95% is fiber. This means that the net digestible carbs are very low. When the amount of fiber is subtracted from the number of total carbs, it makes them a low carb food.


Angela Davis

I'm Angela Davis, Co-Founder of Advantage Meals. I have a Bachelors in Anthropology and Masters in Holistic Nutrition. My passion is Ancestral Nutrition and for over a decade I've been helping Keto Diet beginners and those looking for their Primal Diet. "There is no one right way." Below are the most recent articles I've written for

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