Milled Flax Seed Vs. Flax Seed Meal?
Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:29 AM
Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:39 PM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:33 AM
whole flax seed will store better. the whole seed is usually not digestable and irritating to anyone with an inflammed intestine. The seed must be ground, or milled to make the nutrients digestible.
a mortar and pestle, blender, coffee grinder work well for quickly grinding small quantities.
Posted 20 March 2007 - 10:09 AM
is there a difference between these?
Yes, there is a difference.
Those are the same thing.
Flaxseed meal, although a term commonly used in reference to ground or milled flaxseed, is a byproduct of oil pressing. Once the oil is "squeezed" from flaxseed, the meal is a lower in omega-3 and therefore a different product than what you are seeking.
If you are looking for a flax "flour," grinding your own whole seeds is a good way. Otherwise, look for products which are "whole-milled" or "full fat." This will ensure you get 100% of the benefits of flax, including the high ALA content.
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