07-29-2006, 08:20 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Edmonton bound
Re: Flax Seed Oil
The ground seeds are a great source of fibre, lignans and veg protein (on salads, in baking, oatmeal), but you have to eat a buttload to get the oil benefits out of the seeds. The oil can be mixed half/half with butter to use as a butter spread, poured onto veggies (like you would with butter or oil), in salad dressings.
Originally Posted by alisonsage
If you just sprinkle flax seeds on things will it work the same? or is the oil better?
The ground seeds are a bit better than the whole (increased surface area=increased access to fatty acids and lignans), but will cost a little more. Some people just buy a cheap coffee grinder to do their own, but if you are a "purist", you won't like the fact that the grinder will give off some heat, so the seeds aren't cold milled.
Oil or seeds, keep 'em in the fridge in a dark container.
I used to be rep for a line of organic flax oil products, I live in saskatchewan canada (Canada's largest grain hubs) and I worked at the Sask wheat pool testing grain hence my info and
just wanted to add a link http://www.omeganutrition.com/products-flaxoil.php
The recipe tab has some good ideas in case you run out
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Last edited by babydirtybike; 07-29-2006 at 08:22 PM.