View Full Version : Need Help With Flax Seed
10-31-2006, 08:55 PM
Can someone tell me, I bought some ground flax seed, how does that measure to not ground. I have a recipe that calls for 3/4 cup flax seed ground how much ground do I use.
Is anyone confused, I am.
10-31-2006, 10:11 PM
What a good question. I wondered the same thing too in the past.
Depending on the recipe author, I suppose it could vary. To be clear, the author should state the amount of flax seeds "before ground" to avoid confusion as this kind of question comes up alot. In other words, clarify "before ground" or "after ground" right in the recipe instructions.
If I read 1 cup ground flax seeds, I would measure out 1 cup of flax seeds and then grind them and add them to my recipe.
Note, I can't verify the above step would be correct for all recipes; but, that's my interpretation. Maybe other chefs have a definitive answer?
10-31-2006, 10:16 PM
I think I would convert "3/4 C whole flax seeds, ground" to about 1 cup of your already ground stuff, and then add as necessary to get a good consistency. Maybe as much as 1 1/4 cups total?
Out of curiosity, what lead you to buy the already ground flax seed?
10-31-2006, 11:52 PM
I would start with the 3/4 c. of already purchased ground flax seed and like shared, if you need more add slowly to get a proper consistency.
You may consider investing at thrift store too for a small food grinder, like Braun which I think I bought for $4.99 and works years later too. I'm starting to make a collection of buying those I find for rainy days.
I prefer to buy things whole and not ground up as it loses some nutritional value already done for you and you don't know how long ago it was ground. Now that you have the ground seeds tease us on the fiished product please.
Enjoy your recipe.
11-02-2006, 06:38 AM
I normally don't buy flax already ground but that was all they had.
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