Re: Flaxseed Oil
It has a pretty strong odor for an oil even when very fresh.
When it goes off, the odor is very disinctly RANCID. There is really no way to descibe rancid, you KNOW it or you DON'T. Like a VERY old bottle of olive oil or corn oil...or ancient NUTS!
To prevent rancidity, kep the linseed oil (flax) in the freezer if you are planning to open it and keep it a couple months. For a couple weeks, the fridge is ok.
Off the shelf in a tightly sealed bottle will almost always use fresh oil...it's the oxygen in the air that's the culprit (and warmth.)
Last edited by zip2play; 10-15-2004 at 07:50 AM.