We use a patented process to ensure optimal nutritive value. It filters out immature and damaged seeds to improve seed stability and make certain that only healthy seeds are used. The result is a more consistent serving of ALA Omega 3's and a longer shelf life. Sprinkle on salads and cereal, add it as an ingredient in baking, stir it into oatmeal, soups or yogurt, blend it into shakes and smoothies. Gluten-Free!