Originally Posted by supersuperninja
I recently started taking a few tablespoons of flax seed meal every day and I was wondering how long have I got until it goes bad and how can I tell whether it goes bad since it has such an odd taste and smell to begin with?
The good stuff in flax seed (lignans and omegas) starts to deteriorate as soon as the seed is ground. Therefore, it's best to buy whole flax seed and grind your own (coffee bean grinder works great!) for 2-3 seconds (it should look like sawdust in consistency) as you need it. If you grind more than a couple tablespoons at a time, store the ground flax in a dark airtight container in the fridge. Also, it's not a good idea to consume more than 3-4 tablespoons of ground flax per day.
Whole seeds may be stored in cupboard. Milled seeds will be "good" for about a week when stored in airtight container in the fridge.
Flax meal -seeds that have been ground to flour consistency- doesn't give you near the benefit of the milled or whole seeds.
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