I can't believe how good linseed makes me feel!

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Re: I can't believe how good linseed makes me feel!

Postby tzootsi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:33 pm

Here in the USA, ground flax seed can be found at most well stocked supermarkets or health food stores. Bob's Red Mill is the easiest one to find. We sprinkle it on cereal and pasta. We've also just started using chia seeds, which supposedly are even better than flax seed!
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Re: I can't believe how good linseed makes me feel!

Postby NHE » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:15 pm

Another option is to buy whole flax seed and grind it yourself. I can get a pound of whole brown organic flax seed from my local health food store for about $1.80. Over time, the savings over getting Bob's Red Mill has more than paid for my grinder. I use a KitchenAid coffee grinder that takes 4 oz (½ cup) at a time and turns it into nicely ground flax seed in 10 seconds. I can grind a whole pound in just a few minutes.

Anyway, if you do get Bob's Red Mill ground flax seed, then only purchase it from a store that keeps it refrigerated. Ground flax seed, as well as flax seed oil, needs to be kept refrigerated or it will go rancid.


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Re: I can't believe how good linseed makes me feel!

Postby tzootsi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:16 am

I don't believe a sealed cello bag of ground flax seed can go rancid unless it's very old. Once it's open however, it should be refrigerated.
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Re: I can't believe how good linseed makes me feel!

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:45 am

at my place the whole flax is in the freezer, with both whole and ground flax in the fridge. not that either would likely be around long enough to go rancid, even if left out!
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Re: I can't believe how good linseed makes me feel!

Postby Okasan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:10 am

You can buy them from supermarkets and health food stores. They are cheap amd I don't think it matters whether they are golden or brown. The fresher the better so vacuum packed is good. The taste does vary so try a few. And yes, soak overnight and chew them in the morning, I find a 3-4 teaspoons is plenty.
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