View Full Version : difference between organic flax seeds and Golden....
01-15-2008, 01:24 PM
...anybody know? the Golden are just a tad bit more pricey....but what is the difference really? the staff at my local HFS didn't know.....Thanks!:)
01-15-2008, 01:27 PM
i have seen a thread on this subject already here somewhere...
i know from my own use the golden taste better.
01-15-2008, 02:01 PM
yes, there was a thread about it recently.
here I cut and pasted some comments from that thread:
"The brown flax seeds are just as good if you can get some that were grown for human consumption but most are grown for industrial use and so are not as well cared for.
You can use the brown but it is safer to use the golden.
Has anyone seen organic brown ones. If you can get them organic then they would be for human use and would be fine.
Golden flax seed versus Brown Flax Seed
Brown Flax can be eaten, however it is grown for the commercial linseed oil, paint, and solvents industries. The Omega Golden Flax Seed was developed for human consumption and is preferred for the food market because of its nutty-buttery flavour. The nutritional value of golden flaxseed vs. brown flaxseed is very similar if the samples are of the same quality. Quality is very important in determining the omega-3, 6 content and overall nutritional values.
4 out of 5 local healthfood stores in my area only carry the brown. The one that has both, the golden is about 20 cents a pound more expensive. I will try it next time."
01-15-2008, 04:51 PM
Golden taste better...and look prettier.
01-16-2008, 01:42 PM
Thank you for the info.!:D
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