Flax seeds resemble sesame seeds in appearance but are slightly bigger in size. They have a hard but smooth and shiny outer shell. The color of this seed ranges from deep amber to reddish brown. It has a warm, kind of nutty and earthy flavor.
Flax is not a grain, however some of it's nutritive properties are better than that of regular grains. In terms of quality and content it is far richer than majority of other food grains because of the high content of fibre, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids.