View Full Version : soaking Flax Seeds
02-24-2006, 01:07 PM
I just discovered on another post that I should be soaking my flax seeds as well. Didn't even dawn on me :rolleyes: But anyways, I did soak my seeds in the fridge last night and this morning there was just a thick pasty mess. Is this normal? B/c i heard that you can grind them after soaking, and I honestly can see putting this goo into the coffee grinder.
Perhaps I soaked them too long??
02-24-2006, 01:20 PM
It's just like with nuts...some recipes will call for ground nuts without soaking them first lest they make the recipe too mushy. If a recipe calls for ground flax seeds, you grind them dry. Grinding dry flax seeds makes them easier to digest.
It just depends on what you're using the seeds for. If you want to incorporate them in a smoothie or if a recipe calls for ground seeds or if you prefer your flax crackers to not have whole seeds in them (as I and many I know do) then grind them dry. But if a recipe calls for using whole, soaked seeds or you like your flax crackers with whole seeds, then soak the seeds first and then proceed with the recipe as directed.
02-24-2006, 01:21 PM
They're supposed to be gooey, that's why they stick together. I don't know about grinding in the coffee grinder after soaking. Maybe in a blender?
02-24-2006, 02:02 PM
oh o'kay I just put them in either a smoothie or on my salad.
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