If you’re looking for a cracker for spreading your Nuttzo™ and Fiordifrutta™ or for diving into a bowl of Aubergine® Fire-Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Spread (my favorite!), I haven’t come across any that are healthier than Wasa® Flax Seed Crispbread.
One thing though… you can’t compare this cracker to a salty, buttery club cracker or any other cracker processed with oil and salt. In fact, you may even say Wasa® Flax Seed Crispbread tastes like ‘sawdust’. Yes, really. But don’t go away yet!
I’m recommending them because there are times you may want an edible platform for some tasty spreads and most crackers are just empty calories made with refined flour, unhealthy fat and salt. I found that the Wasa® Flax Seed Crispbread added a nice crunch to sandwich spreads and they’re a wholesome alternative to eating a slice of bread. They’re made with LDL-lowering soluble fiber (rye, oats, flaxseed). See Daily Dose | Best Fiber Fix for Cardiacs and Diabetics and Check Cholesterol for Alzheimer’s Risk.
Two rectangular slices (2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″) of Wasa® Flax Seed Crispbread contain:
- 3 gm of fiber
- 1 gm of fat (from antioxidant-rich sesame seeds and flaxseed)
- 266 mg omega-3 fat (ALA*)
- 2 gm protein
- 15 carbs
It’s hard to find a cracker that meets the 1:1 sodium ratio (that is, one calorie per one mg sodium), but this one exceeds it with 80 calories and just 75 mg sodium per serving.
Ingredients: Whole grain rye flour, oat flakes, yellow flaxseed, brown flaxseed, sesame seeds, salt.
*ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is another form of omega-3 fatty acids found in vegetable oils, flaxseed, walnuts, and dark leafy vegetables such as spinach. It’s recommended that you get in at least 1,000-1,600 mg omega-3’s per day.