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Old 07-29-2006, 07:20 PM   #9
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Re: Flax Seed Oil

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 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.

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

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The recipe tab has some good ideas in case you run out
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