FLAX SEEDS

ABOUT FLAX SEEDS:

Flax seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids for vegans & also make a great egg-replacer!  I keep the seeds in the fridge and I also keep a small amount of ground seeds in the freezer for quick use.  Ground flax is good sprinkled lightly on salads, giving it a subtle nutty flavor.  As with all seeds, use them quickly after grinding or they become rancid.  Though I find the freezer method does keep ground seeds fresh for a short period.  They are high in fiber & phytochemicals, including many antioxidants!

To replace eggs:  1 heaping Tbsp ground flax-seed + 3 Tbsp water =  1 egg

Whisk well, wait 2-3 minutes and then whisk again.  You will see that it has become a thick eggy like substance, just like an egg!  The “flax egg” works just like traditional powdered egg-replacer (such as EnerG-egg replacer, which is in the natural section in most grocery stores) in baked goods, like muffins & pancakes.  Plus, it adds all those important omega-3 oils! Yay!

WHERE TO BUY:

Most stores carry small bags of flax seeds in the natural foods section.  Bobs Red Mill is a popular brand many stores carry.  (They also make many other wonderful items!)

Click here to learn more about the many benefits of eating flax seeds!http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/flaxinfo.htm

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