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Thread: Flax - ground or shaved?

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    I want to make some of CG's energy bars and they call for 3 T of flax - ground or shaved. What's the difference and would flax meal be the same?

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    I don't know about shaving those tiny little seeds. Flax meal is the end product of ground flax seeds. You can buy it either way. Meal should be refrigerated. Seeds should be ground with a coffee grinder before using.

    Those Energy Bars are totally delicious! The batter is real thick and difficult to stir but it's worth the effort. I love 'em!!!

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    Shaved???? Flax is so tiny.

    I grind mine in a coffee grinder. It works well.
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    How many points are in milled flax seeds? I've been adding 2 points to my breakfast to account for the heaping tbsp I add to my grape nuts, but it seems like a lot for a tablespoon of ANYTHING! [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated - I'm VERY new at this!



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    Just happen to have both products in my freezer. Here's the info from the labels:

    Bob's Red Mill Brand Flax Meal

    Serving size: 2 Tablespoons
    Calories 60
    Total Fat 4.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Total Carbohydrate 4 g
    Protein 3 g

    Arrowhead Mills Flax Seeds
    (seeds must be ground to get any real benefit from them)

    Serving size 3 Tablespoons
    Calories 140
    Total Fat 9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6 g
    Total Carbohydrate 10 g
    Protein 5 g

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