>Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 09:45:47 EDT
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>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 them?
>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 grind
>it. Also, I believe that once it is ground it is more fragile (spoilable),
>but how about the seeds unground - how long can I keep them and where? Are
>the seeds inedible whole?
Hello there, Terry, (the person with the great rice recipe; I was the
great rice recipe fan!)..
I use the whole flax seed (probably about a tablespoon in the following
recipe) - and it's very nice this way - added to bread recipes, especially
a wonderful, moist bread, very popular in this house, made of whole wheat
flour, and potato, with honey as the sweetener. The flax seems to swell
nicely in this bread, giving a little added surprise in the chewing. I
suppose it is a 'nutty' flavor, but not strong at all, -really pleasant.
Once you try flax in your diet, I believe it will become a staple in
Glenwood, Nova Scotia