Delicious Golden flax seed recipes / directions for use!
Flax seed can be added to your cooking in its ground or whole seed form. Our Omega-3 golden flax is shipped as whole flax seeds in an effort to maximize its freshness. Please Note: that when purchasing flax seeds that have already been ground the health benefits quickly disappear over time due to oxidation (exposure to air) and degradation of the chemical makeup of the flax. For this reason it is always better to use whole flax seeds and then grind them as needed. Please see our storage instructions below.
Whole flax seed – The small, golden flax seeds add nutrition when added to bread doughs, pancake, muffin or cookie mixes. When sprinkled on top of any of these before baking, they also add crunch and taste.
Ground flax seed – Grind a desired amount of flax seed to a free-flowing granular consistency in a coffee bean grinder. Added to any foods, the ground flax seed enhances the flavor, appearance and food value of the finished product.
Storage – Whole flax seed which is clean, dry and of good quality, can be stored at room temperature for up to a year. For optimum freshness, ground flax seed should be ground as needed. Unused ground flax seed can be refrigerated in an airtight container if it will be used in just a matter of days, or it can be stored in the freezer for about a month.
Recommended Daily Usage – To get the maximum benefits from our Omega-3 golden flax seeds we recommend using 3 tbsp of ground flax seeds per day. A 20 lb supply of unground flax seeds will generally last one person for about one year.
Flax can be incorporated into your diet in a variety of ways:
- Adapt your existing recipes substituting flax for the oil or shortening specified in a recipe. If a recipe calls for 1/3 cup of oil, replace with 1 cup of ground flaxseed – a 3:1 substitution ratio. As an alternative, the flour specified in a recipe can be reduced by 25% and replaced with ground flax seed.Baked goods tend to brown more quickly if flaxseed is substituted in the recipe so you will need to keep a close eye on the baking time until you have tried a particular recipe once or twice.
- Ground flax can be added to your morning juice or chocolate milk – usually a heaping tablespoon or two with your favorite beverage. Or you can sprinkle ground flax on cereals or yogurt.
- In addition take a look at the delicious and healthy recipes below for more ideas on how to flax seeds to your daily diet.