Organic Brown Flax Seeds
Choose 10 or 60 lbs.
Seeds from the flax (aka linseed) plant have been used as food for thousands of years in Asia and Europe. Today flax seeds are prized for their nutty flavor, high level of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber. Because of the omega-3 acids, lignans and soluble fiber content, they are recommended for those concerned about eating heart-healthy food.
Store organic flax seeds in the refrigerator for best shelf life, though they can be kept in a cool, dry cupboard.
Up to 5 months whole, around a week once ground into flour.
RECIPES & TIPS
Flax seeds can be lightly toasted and added to baked goods (either whole or ground) for texture and flavor.
Combining a tablespoon ground flax with three tablespoons of water creates a substitute binding agent for baking recipes that is equal to a single egg.
To cook flax seeds separately, simmer 1 cup of flax in 2 cups of water for about thirty minutes. That single cup of dry flax seed will expand to 1 ½ cups of cooked flax.