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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 140.0
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.0 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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HOW TO MAKE FLAX SEED MEAL



Introduction

By Dannah Swift, eHow Contributor
Flax seeds are edible whole or in the form of ground meal. They contain high levels of dietary fiber, manganese and essential Omega-3 fatty acids. They are a good alternative to fish -- due to high levels of mercury in some -- for fatty acids and, unlike fish, make a tasty addition to muffins, pancakes, oatmeal, cereal or yogurt. Whole seeds can easily be sprinkled on top of a meal, but if you prefer to disguise your flax seed addition, try using it in meal form with the help of a coffee grinder or high-speed blender.
By Dannah Swift, eHow Contributor
Flax seeds are edible whole or in the form of ground meal. They contain high levels of dietary fiber, manganese and essential Omega-3 fatty acids. They are a good alternative to fish -- due to high levels of mercury in some -- for fatty acids and, unlike fish, make a tasty addition to muffins, pancakes, oatmeal, cereal or yogurt. Whole seeds can easily be sprinkled on top of a meal, but if you prefer to disguise your flax seed addition, try using it in meal form with the help of a coffee grinder or high-speed blender.

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    cup flax seed

Tips

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Directions

Things You'll Need
Coffee or spice grinder or High-speed blender with a dry ingredients grinding blade

1. Fill the grinder receptacle about full with whole flax seeds. Make sure there are no leftover coffee grinds or grinds from other spices in the receptacle, as this could undesirably flavor your flax meal.
2. Grind until you have achieved the desired consistency of your meal, about 10 to 15 seconds.
3. Open the grinder and check your progress. If you still see large pieces of seed husk or the meal is not as fine as you would like it, continue to grind it to the desired consistency. Flax seed is perfectly edible whole, but grinding it aids in its digestion.
4. Empty the ground meal into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
5. You can also grind it as you need it, and do not have to store it at all. In that case, grind about a tablespoon of whole seeds.

Tips & Warnings
If you eat a vegan diet or cannot eat eggs, consider substituting flax meal for eggs in baking. Mix one-tablespoon flax seed meal with three tablespoons of water and let it sit for two minutes. This will replace one egg in a baking recipe.
Limit your flax seed meal consumption to about two tablespoons per day. Consuming more than that will make you feel bloated.
If you plan to regularly grind flax seed, consider purchasing a grinder solely for that purpose. Otherwise, you might contaminate your flax seed meal with coffee flavor or the flavors of other spices.
You can find whole flax seeds in natural food stores or the natural foods aisle of your local supermarket.

Serving Size: makes cup per serving

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHUCKLES0719.






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