How To Grind Flax Seed

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Veronica Mars: Believe it or not I needed this

Zeke Aeloen: "Put in blender" these 3 words do the same thing as this entire video.
People sure love to overcomplicate things these days.

Lynn Salter: Shawn, I've had a Black & Decker and currently have a Proctor Silex, which I got this past December at Sears for less than $10 (it was on sale!). I think I paid around $16 for the B&D at Wal-Mart perhaps. You should be able to find one at a local store. Lynn

Shawn Zaidermann: Hi Lynn. Can you tell me what brand of the coffee grinder you have? Not looking to spend a ton or buy online if I can get it locally. Thanks.

StarFire Alternity: Thanks for making it : X

ObeyBunny: I don't have a coffee grinder, but I do have a hand-crank grain mill and I've been warned about grinding flax seed, peanuts, and other oily things for fear that the grinder will get gummed up. So my question is, do you have to replace your coffee grinder often if you grind flax in it, or is there a special way of cleaning the grinder, or have you simply never experienced a problem with flax seeds gumming up the blades? Loved the video and thank you very much.

squeekycheeks: You say that like it's a bad thing! JK :)

speedwayman100: actually the brown flax is more nutricious for you

Lynn Salter: When grounding grain into flour they say within 48 hours 90% of the nutrition is lost due to the oxidation process. Keeping ground flour and meal (flax seed) in the refrigerator (or better yet in the freezer) will retain the nutritional value much longer. It is best to grind them just before use, which is the real benefit of a grinder or adding them to a blender.

Lynn Salter: The chance of a lingering strong coffee flavor!

Lynn Salter: It is really very easy to "conceal" flax seed in many of our foods. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Salter: Yes, grinding them allows better absorption. Whole seeds will provide fiber but much more benefit when ground.

Lynn Salter: Thanks for the great tip! I don't usually have a problem with it clumping and I brush my grinder clean too!

Jon Shaw: I find if you keep a container of flaxseed in the fridge and grind it when it's cold it grinds much better and doesn't clump, otherwise if it's too warm some oil will separate and it's a bit messy. Makes the grinder easy to clean too . Just needs brushing out

free2dance4ever: I add it to my yogurt. It gives it a nice texture and thickens up yogurt that's too runny. I wouldn't recommend adding it to Greek yogurt though... That tasted nasty, because Greek yogurt is already VERY thick for yogurt.

yurpbeautiful: Will this make them more soluble?

Lynn Salter: Yes, although I have added whole flax seed directly to my blender when preparing a smoothie and they usually grind up well. Thanks for the kitchen compliment. It's big and allows lots of room to move around. I do love the island counter, especially for when I have classes or doing demos. Enjoy your smoothies, I love them too! In fact I just finished a banana, pineapple and blueberry smoothie with flax seeds, yum! Lynn

timmytapeworm13: The flavor of the coffee could get into your flax I imagine. But if you don't mind that then you don't have to have a separate grinder.

timmytapeworm13: I guess a coffee grinder is a lot better. I just tried using a food processor and it did nothing but swirl the flax around hahaha. I like putting it in fruit smooties. I'm going to try soaking the flax in milk overnight and hopefully that will break it up better. Nice kitchen BTW, I'm jealous. Thanks for the video.

Kelly Gwilliam: Why is it important to have a separate grinder just for flax seeds? Can't you clean it out in between uses of coffee grounds?
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