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flax seed

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by genxsis, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. genxsis

    genxsis

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    I just heard that flax seed is supposed to be something great. Never heard of it before and couldn't find it in the Wal-Mart grocery section. Salesman didn't know anything about it either.
    Anyone here with experience. Where can I get this stuff and what's a reasonable price?
     
  2. mhambi

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    Check the bulk foods section, many grocery stores around here carry it.


    Health food stores would have it, as well as flax seed oil.


    I like a little ground up (one of those handheld coffee grinders works great) on my oatmeal. I find if I don't grind it up, it goes straight through.

    The oil is great on potatos instead of butter.
     

  3. Miss Maggie

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    We buy flax seed meal and make a very good, low-carb bread. It's fluffier than the seed you grind yourself. I think the meal is around $2.00 a pound.
     
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    Flax Seed

    I think it has Omega 3 fatty acid, that is vital for the brain to function properly. I get mine at the health food store. I spinkle it on everything, oatmeal, salads..and Pizza;g
     
  5. MrsKitty

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    You have to grind it some or the body won't be able to break through the shell on the seed. It will pass straight through.

    I buy mine at Whole Foods Market. Fresh Market also carries it (I am always looking for an excuse to get back in there to get more coffee ;f)
     
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    Dimmak Fire and Water

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    This is correct, be sure to refrigerate the oil, as it will become rancid....;)
     
  7. genxsis

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    I located a bag of flax seed at a local GNC for $5.49 for a 13oz. bag. That seemed pretty high to me. Is that a reasonable price?
     
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    If you're just looking for Omega 3 oils, you can always eat English walnuts. They're a good commmonly available source.
     
  9. cognitivefun

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    the best source of omega 3 fatty acids are fish oils. The best fish oil is Carlson's that you can order on the web. The lemon flavored has NO fishy taste whatsoever.

    Fish oil has the fatty acids in a metabolizable form. Flaxseed oil does not, so flaxseed oil is not helpful for a lot of people.
     
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    I get a 16 oz bag of ground flax at Whole Foods for about $3.