How To Grind Flax Seed

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Gatti G: What about soaking the flaxseeds? Wouldn't you need to do to that before grinding or after grinding?

happycarmenable: Thank you for sharing.

Tobias Brown: Some argue that this process heats the powder too much and destroys the potential goodness of the flax seeds. They say it is better to use a cold mill machine. Not sure what the truth is but they do say this.

jungle305: i am always confused between flax and alfalfa seed as they both look brown and almost look the same size. any tips?

Veronica Mars: Believe it or not I needed this

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

Lynn Stafford: 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 - Brother In Christ: 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 Stafford: 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 Stafford: The chance of a lingering strong coffee flavor!

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

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

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

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 Stafford: 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
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