View Full Version : question about flax seeds
02-06-2008, 04:13 PM
how ground up do flax seeds need to be in order for our bodies to benefit from them? To save time, I just throw them into the blender when making my smoothie. While the get broken up, the flax has a "mealish" consistency rather than a flour consistency (ie, fine). Is this ok? Or does flax need to be super fine?
02-06-2008, 04:30 PM
I would assume that as long as the seed is broken it should become digestible. Don't forget flax goes rancid quickly once ground.
02-06-2008, 05:56 PM
^ do you know how long before flax seeds go rancid? I usually take 3-4 hours to drink my smoothie - surely they don't go bad that quickly?
02-06-2008, 06:10 PM
^ do you know how long before flax seeds go rancid? I usually take 3-4 hours to drink my smoothie - surely they don't go bad that quickly?I think it is the exposure to the air (oxidation) that makes them go bad but if you have them in a smoothie the air shouldn't oxidize them as fast as they are surrounded by liquid and not by air. I think 3 or 4 hours should be OK. This is my opinion.
02-06-2008, 06:38 PM
I put my seeds in a little electric coffee grinder and it seems to do the trick.
02-06-2008, 07:21 PM
I grind mine in the coffee grinder and store it in the fridge.
02-07-2008, 02:27 AM
The Vita-Mix will do the job while it blends your Smoothie....Quick and Easy.
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