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04-19-2005, 06:22 PM
I just soaked some flax seeds for a recipe and boy are they SLIMY! Is there a way to get rid of it to use in recipes? Is soaking them really necessary? How in the world do you use them if they soaked and slimy? Thanks!
04-19-2005, 06:26 PM
Err... what is your recipe for? If it's for crackers, that slime is what holds them together when they dehydrate. I haven't done anything else with them yet.
04-19-2005, 06:40 PM
As Sachis says, they are supposed to be that way ~ it's what holds crackers together. Other recipes might call for ground flax ~ such as the onion bread. The water/fluids in the recipe will bind with the flax to make it slimy to hold the bread together.
I'm not really convinced that flax is fit for human consumption. It might be one of those so-called miracle foods like canola oil and soy that turn out to be a really bad idea.
04-19-2005, 09:43 PM
Flaxseed mucilage is supposedly good for "sweeping" out the bad stuff in your system. You don't want to get rid of it.
04-19-2005, 11:43 PM
Thanks for the replies! I was making the onion bread. It called for ground flax seeds and i assumed that you soak them, but once I saw the slime I thought they wouldn't be able to be ground up anymore. I already discarded them and ground some unsoaked seeds. It was funny because I kept trying to rinse the goo off and I was getting frustrated.
04-20-2005, 09:55 AM
LOL! Oh my gosh... I can just imagine. I guess that'll be a tip for the rest of us when making onion bread.
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