O3 Flax Butter: Frequently Asked Questions

Is O3 Superfoods Flax Butter....

Nut free? Yes!

Dairy Free? Yes!

Gluten Free? Yes!

What does it taste like? It's similar to a nut butter like almond butter, but even better.

What are the ingredients in Flax Butter? Just 3 simple ingredients - roasted stoneground flax seeds, honey, & sunflower oil.

How do you eat Flax Butter? Flax butter is similar to other nut or seed butters, so like peanut butter or cashew butter you can eat it on sandwiches, with fruit like apples or bananas, in smoothies, on it's own or as a replacement cooking ingredient where you may have used peanut butter or other nut butters. That's the best part, Flax Butter is delicious, but it's nutrition profile is incredible, so substituting other nut butters with O3 Superfoods Flax Butter is a great way to quickly up your healthy eating game and get more Omega 3s, Fiber and other critical nutrients in your diet.

Is Flax Butter available for sale? Yes! Stoneground Flax Butter is available now for sale online in our 8 ounce containers. Follow the link below or click here to purchase Flax Butter. We will be releasing single serving Flax Butter packets very soon, and other Flax Butter products will follow.

Why is does some Flax Butter appear dark brown like Nutella and some light light brown more like almond butter? The color of flax butter varies based on the king of flax seed used in product and how long the seeds our roasted for. We've found that the most delicious combo uses light flax seeds and only a light roast, so our current formulation is a lighter brown.



Where is O3 Flax Butter produced?

O3 Flax Butter is produced and packaged at Kitchentown in San Mateo California. Our production address is 1007 Howard Ave. San Mateo, CA 94401


Where does O3 Flax Butter ship from?

O3 Flax Butter ships from our home office in Sebastopol California.


What is organic sunflower lecithin and why do you use it in some of the flax butters?

We use all organic sunflower lecithin in our Maple and Honey flax butter. This is because it helps give the butter a nice texture. Flax butter is actually so rich in essential fatty acids that it can be a little sticky.
Lecithin is a group of fatty substances found in both plant and animal tissue and is essential for proper biological function. Lecithin can get a bad rap because much of it is derived from GMO soybeans. Soybean lecithin is often extracted with harsh chemicals which further, rightfully turns people away. Organic sunflower lecithin contains no GMO's and the lecithin extraction process does not involve harsh chemicals, as with soybean lecithin, but is instead done by cold pressing. There are no chemical solvents used in our organic sunflower lecithin.

What is the recommended daily amount of Omega-3? Can you consume too much flax or Omega-3?

The recommended daily amount of Omega-3 changes with age. Here's a handy chart that we got from nih.gov that illustrates:



Do flaxseeds contain cyanide?

Lynne M. Ausman, DSc, RD, director of the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition Program at Tufts’ HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, says you have nothing to worry about. Many foods, including not only flax but cashews, almonds, some beans and other plant products, naturally contain very small amounts of cyanide compounds. You’re more likely to ingest these trace amounts of cyanide when such foods are consumed raw, as heat breaks down the compounds. Even when flaxseed is eaten raw, the body has a natural capacity to break down a certain amount of these cyanide compounds. A 1994 study found that, in healthy individuals, daily consumption of as much as 60 grams of raw flaxseed—more than eight tablespoons—was safe. In the case of flax butter, we lightly roast our seeds before milling, which evaporates trace cyanide that may exist on the seeds.


Do you have additional questions about O3 Flax Butter that we haven't answered?

Please feel free to reach out to our customer service department and we'll be happy to help. The best way is by email to: service@o3superfoods.com