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Janet
Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 4:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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So what about the flaxseeds, can you mix them with something or just eat them or what? I'd like some ideas.


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I grind them up and then blend them into a fruit smoothie.
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Quoted from semmens
I grind them up and then blend them into a fruit smoothie.


Thanks for that...can I just spinkle them on cereal??


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Sure, that would work too...I used to stir them into my oatmeal too, back when I ate it.
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Janet, I have just bought a vaccuum-sealed bag of ground flaxmeal from which I take 1 Tbs. a day and dip a banana into bite by bite....it's yummy.
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I use ground flaxseeds in place of wheat germ (in recipes)...I even eat them soaked in a bit of water with agave syrup and cinnamon as a night time snack.


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My ground flax seeds go into my blender drink.  Lola sprinkles them on her salads (I believe I remember that correctly).

Anyone who buys pre-ground flax seeds, please keep in mind how fast ground flax meal goes rancid.  The container should be kept in the freezer.



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Yes, Victoria, I am concerned about that....mine is in the freezer, but...I've got my fingers crossed.
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It should be ok if you put it right back in the freezer when you take some out.



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also add to smoothies or fruit.........


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it also helps make low gluten flours more sticky  
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Quoted from koahiatamadl
it also helps make low gluten flours more sticky  


Makes a great egg substitute for baking: 1T Flax Meal & 1T Boiling Water, mixed up, equals 1 Egg. Works better to do this ahead of time to get the mucilage first, rather than just dumping the meal into the batter though.


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Makes a great egg substitute for baking: 1T Flax Meal & 1T Boiling Water, mixed up, equals 1 Egg. Works better to do this ahead of time to get the mucilage first, rather than just dumping the meal into the batter though.


never used it instead of but in addition to egg - but then i've never tried to live vegan either  
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Quoted from Schluggell
Makes a great egg substitute for baking: 1T Flax Meal & 1T Boiling Water, mixed up, equals 1 Egg. Works better to do this ahead of time to get the mucilage first, rather than just dumping the meal into the batter though.


unless this is a different 'recipe' than I was given, proceed w/ caution. I mixed up the flax and water to equal 3 eggs, used it in a $6 cake and had to throw it away. the flax made it rubbery, I guess you'd call it. never did cook right.        

koahiatamadl, excellent suggestion of using it in low gluten flour recipes!!

janet, you can dump () ground flax seed on just about anything really.  I even put it in my scrambled eggs or rather I should say on or added to, after cooking.  I put it on salads also. even sneak it in the DH's salad. If ya get enough stuff in salad, you can sneak anything in.



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I used to buy ground flaxseed all of the time, but because it turns rancid quite quickly, I buy it whole now and pour some into my blender and grind it myself.  It doesn't take long at all.  And...having it freshly ground is the added bonus.   And...as others do...I put it on pretty well anything.

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I use ground flaxseeds (I grind them in my electric coffee grinder!!!   ) in my soo favourite Amaranth/buckweed/oats porridge (1 tablespoon!)
Also I use 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds in my speltbread, together with chopped walnuts..   and makes a superduper speltbread..

And.. I take ground flaxseeds in my soy yoghurt once in a while, decorated with chopped walnuts, cut apricots and some Proberry liquid (NAP).. I am addicted to this Proberry syrup.. I must admit ...

Besides I take flaxseedoil in my Membrane fluidizer Cocktail e v e r y day...
Grapefruit (fresh), pineapple (juice), lecithine (1 tablespoon) and Proberry syrup...
Woww!! I am addicted to this cocktail...
So, I get my fatty acids during the day alright...  

ps.. I always keep my whole flaxseeds in the fridge... indeed as Debra states, it turns rancid very quickly....

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You sound as serious about this health business as I am!    I have all kinds of magic things I do with my food everyday.  Not many of my friends can understand, but it does work like wonders for me.

I grind my flax in a little electric coffee mill, also.  It has never even touched coffeebeans, B that I am!



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Quoted from Victoria
I grind my flax in a little electric coffee mill, also.  It has never even touched coffeebeans, B that I am!


I am going to invest in a coffee bean grinder for my flax as well. I know it's much better to grind from whole but haven't taken the step yet. Good reminder here.



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Quoted from Victoria
I grind my flax in a little electric coffee mill, also.  It has never even touched coffeebeans, B that I am!


Yes, a coffeegrinder for my flaxseeds... It never saw one coffeebean either...

and... I grind my mustardseeds and my corianderseeds with my 'coffee'grinder...

I use this grinder every day.... And yes Victoria, my food is so vital for me every day...  

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Personal question....well I'm just spooning mine whole, into the cereal bowl. And wonder if I'm getting any goodness out of them because they are wonderful for the bowels!!! Know what I mean???

Did I get that right...do I need to keep 'whole' ones in the fridge or just ground??


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Quoted from janet
Personal question....well I'm just spooning mine whole, into the cereal bowl. And wonder if I'm getting any goodness out of them because they are wonderful for the bowels!!! Know what I mean???

Did I get that right...do I need to keep 'whole' ones in the fridge or just ground??


Hey Janet!!
I keep my whole flaxseeds a l w a y s  in the fridge!!!!
Just before use I grind them in the elect. coffeegrinder and consume it right away!
I think the ground flaxseeds give you more benefit than the whole ones, but maybe this is just my perception???

Anyway just my 2 cents!!

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My understanding is that whole seeds should be soaked overnight first before using... otherwise they just go right through.... but perhaps that is all you are looking for, Janet???  


Like most of the others... I grind whole flax immediately before using in the coffee mill that knows no coffee beans.    I have heard that flax goes rancid 5 minutes after grinding.     A joke yes... but one gets the point...


And my fave use of ground flax is on my morning yogurt, but there are so many other wonderful suggestions that I will have to try them too!! Thanks all!!!



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Quoted from Kristin
My understanding is that whole seeds should be soaked overnight first before using... otherwise they just go right through.....


Soaked/Sprouted or Ground - otherwise they go right thru. But whole seeds are used in olde recipes to add texture, variety to the chew...

The Golden Flaxseed makes better sprouts. Although there is patented hybrids of "Golden Flax" as well...


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Is one of these better than the other?

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I would assume the same benefits. Just flax seeds are whole and the meal is ground up and can be used in baking or I add to yogurt, ground turkey, scramble eggs, etc.
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