OSCAR Featured Ingredient: Linseed

We regularly ask our nutritional boffins about the ingredients that make up OSCAR food diets. This time we're focussing on Linseed.

Linseed has been included before in some of the Oscar dog food diets, but is now widely used throughout the dog food range. Thanks to our Honest Label policy you always know what you're feeding your pets. Here's some more information on Linseed Oil.

Question 1) What is Linseed?

Answer) Linseed is an oilseed. It is a colourless or pale yellowish oil obtained from the dried and ripened seeds of the Flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae).

Linseed oil in its raw state is not good for pets because it has anti-nutritional properties. However, once thoroughly cooked, the whole linseed that we use in our pet food is a very useful ingredient.

Question 2) What role does linseed play in Oscar foods?

Answer) Whole linseed contains both protein and fibre, but it is primarily used as a rich source of omega 3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is an essential fatty acid. Essential fatty acids must be present in a dog's diet as the body is unable to synthesise them.

Question 3) Tell me something interesting about linseed...

Answer) Linseed included in Oscar diets helps to keep the correct ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 3’s help to control inflammation in the body and promote good skin condition and a soft, shiny coat. It is also good for keeping Cricket bats in good condition.

If you would like any further advice on our blog “OSCAR Featured Ingredient: Linseed”, please contact the OSCAR Helpline on our freephone number 0800 195 8000 or email helpline@oscars.co.uk

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