> I've heard all about flax - bought some seeds recently. But I'm not sure
> what to do with them. Do I have to grind them? Why? How do I store
> What do they taste like? I've read a lot about flax, know of the health
> benefits, but no one seems to say what it tastes like or why you must
> it. Also, I believe that once it is ground it is more fragile
> but how about the seeds unground - how long can I keep them and where?
> the seeds inedible whole?
Flax seeds are very hard and cannot be digested in their whole state. You
need to grind them, either in a clean coffee grinder, or a blender, I use my
industrial strength blender, works fine. Please, keep them in the fridge,
and buy only from store that keeps them in the fridge. Sprinkle on cereal
or salad, etc. They don't have a strong flavor, sort of nutty.
As an alternative, I buy flax seed oil, again, only from a store that keeps
it refrigerated and then I keep it the same, and use it up within a few
weeks. I use it for salad dressings.
The oil and the ground seeds should not be heated at this will kill off the