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Hi! I'm about ready to make the pizza wrap and the recipe calls for ground flax. I have regular flax seeds. Can I grind them myself and use them in the recipe or do I need to buy a special kind of flax meal?
06-24-2006, 11:26 AM
You can easily grind them in a coffee grinder.
06-24-2006, 11:27 AM
You most certainly can! Do you have a coffee grinder or a Vitamix? If you have either, you can grind them...also, someone here a while back posted a little trick...you can use a standard blender BASE with a Mason jar screwed on it and grind flax seeds in that!
I'll see if I can find that thread as I think there was a link with pictures...
06-24-2006, 11:29 AM
Okay, here's that link to grind using a blender and a mason jar: http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/001357tip_blender_and_mason_jar.php
06-24-2006, 11:33 AM
Hi. I took a nutrition class (taught by a naturopath) who said NEVER buy ground flax, because it goes rancid so quickly. So this is what she said to do:
--buy whole flax seed
--store in fridge in covered container
--grind seeds in coffee grinder, small food processor or blender (stop before it becomes butter!)
--only grind the amount that you'll use up in 4 to 7 days
--store in a sealed container in fridge
This is easy! I always have whole and ground flax in my fridge. I was told to eat 2 tbs. flax seed a day. PS: if you don't grind flax, you won't get the nutrients from it ( your body can't digest the whole seed).
Yes I have this great grinder my mom gave me as an xmas present called the "cyclone." I thought "what a wacky gift" when she gave it to me then but now I see how awesome it has been for raw food prep. Way to go Mom!
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