If you don't want to eat the flax seeds, you can buy flax seed oil. It won't have the fiber, but it still has the fatty acids. Always keep flax seed oil refrigerated; use the oil to make salad dressings or add it to cooked vegetables. Don't use flax seed oil as a cooking oil - it can't take the heat and will burn.
Nutrition InformationOne teaspoon of ground (milled) flax seeds contains 0.7 gram polyunsaturated fats (mostly omega-3 fatty acids), 6 milligrams calcium, 0.7 gram fiber and 13 calories.
Recipes for Flax Seeds
- Focaccia-Style Flax Bread
- Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers
Gluten-Free Banana Flax Bread Recipe
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Source:United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. "Seeds: Flax Seeds." Accessed April 14, 2011. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/