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Old 01-26-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Flaxseed meal carbs?

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I've bought a flaxseed meal yesterday and realised that it has 4 net carb / 45g on its label. I've googled on the nutrition of flaxseed meal and it all seems to have 0 nett carbs. Is that even possible?
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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i was wondering this too. i read somewhere that flaxseed is okay, but all the labels show an extremely high carb count.
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According to the USDA site http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/, a tablespoon of flax has 2.97 grams of carbs, and 2.8 grams of fiber

2.97 minus 2.8 is .17, so a tablespoon of flax .17 net carbs. So you'd have to eat about 6 tablespoons to make one net carb.

Most labels don't do the math for us, we have to take the amount of carbs and subtract the fiber out to get the net carbs per serving.
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According to the USDA site http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/, a tablespoon of flax has 2.97 grams of carbs, and 2.8 grams of fiber

2.97 minus 2.8 is .17, so a tablespoon of flax .17 net carbs. So you'd have to eat about 6 tablespoons to make one net carb.

Most labels don't do the math for us, we have to take the amount of carbs and subtract the fiber out to get the net carbs per serving.
yup..but mine says 24g carbs, 20g fiber for 45g of flaxseed meal. This equal to 4g net carb which is so much higher than whats on the net. which to trust?
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it really is that low. flax is a miracle food for low carbing. all hail fiber! LOL
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i just bought a bag yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see the fiber equaled the carbs, making it nearly zero carbs.

I just tired the muffin in a minute recipe and I'm so tickled to have something with my morning coffee!!
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yup..but mine says 24g carbs, 20g fiber for 45g of flaxseed meal. This equal to 4g net carb which is so much higher than whats on the net. which to trust?
The serving size on the Bob's Red Mill is 2 Tbsp (13g), so 45g would be almost 7 Tbsp.
The nutrition info is 13g-2Tbsp, is 4g carb, 4g fiber.

Yay flax!

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I have just discovered flax!
Yesterday, I dipped chicken tenders in egg and then rolled them in flaxmeal. Fried them quickly in a little oil, and wow, were they good. I miss regular breaded fried chicken so I am happy to have a great low carb subsitute!

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I am thinking of making this like oatmeal in the morning. A little water, nuke, some butter to top. YuM!!!
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I made a MIM last night for the first time, and yeah...I could get used to this. It was yummy. And I felt so good sticking to my plan while DH and DD were scarfing down the chocolate chip cookies!
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I just made flaxseed meal pancakes! I used about 3/4ths cup of flaxseed meal, 2 eggs, a teaspoon of baking powder, 1 packet splenda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, splash of vanilla, a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, a few shakes of salt. I mixed it up and fried it on a griddle greased with coconut oil. Oh Em Gee! Delicious! I just ate them with butter since I don't have any sugarfree syrup, but they were so dang good on their own! This was my first flax seed meal experiment and I am so happy to have finally found it and I'm excited to try MANY more recipes involving this wonderful ingredient!
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I have a flax muffin about three times a week, and have experimented with flavorings a bit...cocoa powder and walnuts is a good combination, as is s/f banana syrup (or a scant 1/4 tsp banana extract and walnuts). There are endless options. I'm going to try the pancake--thanks Monkeyfish!
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You're most welcome! I have since tried the flax seed meal pancakes with natural peanut butter ( OK for me - not sensitive ) and the sugarfree syrup. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *drools
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I just made flaxseed meal pancakes! I used about 3/4ths cup of flaxseed meal, 2 eggs, a teaspoon of baking powder, 1 packet splenda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, splash of vanilla, a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, a few shakes of salt. I mixed it up and fried it on a griddle greased with coconut oil. Oh Em Gee! Delicious! I just ate them with butter since I don't have any sugarfree syrup, but they were so dang good on their own! This was my first flax seed meal experiment and I am so happy to have finally found it and I'm excited to try MANY more recipes involving this wonderful ingredient!
Awesome, I was just trying to decide what to have for breakfast.

I don't know which brand of flax folks are buying that ends with an actual net carb count, but I buy Hodgson Mill (Wallyworld) and it has 0 net carbs (8g carb - 8g fiber).

I've been eating a flax MIM once a day every day for about two weeks and my rate of weight loss has improved! I highly recommend it.

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I just made flaxseed meal pancakes! I used about 3/4ths cup of flaxseed meal, 2 eggs, a teaspoon of baking powder, 1 packet splenda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, splash of vanilla, a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, a few shakes of salt. I mixed it up and fried it on a griddle greased with coconut oil. Oh Em Gee! Delicious! I just ate them with butter since I don't have any sugarfree syrup, but they were so dang good on their own! This was my first flax seed meal experiment and I am so happy to have finally found it and I'm excited to try MANY more recipes involving this wonderful ingredient!
Sorry for the delay, was having trouble finding the post again.

Made these pancakes yesterday morning. Actually, I cut the recipe in half and made on big pancake. My hubby actually cooked it for me, he kept saying, "are you sure it's done?" I told him, don't worry, I usually cook this in the microwave - it cooks very fast.

Anyways ate it hot with melted pat of butter and SF syrup and OH MY - delicious

Thanks so much for sharing - this will be my new weekend breakfast.

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I tried my hand at a spicy mim tonight added some jalapenos substituted a dash of salt and pepper instead of stevia made the muffin then sliced in thirds topped with a little cheddar and melted that on top yummy.
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Also - I've learned that if you add an ounce or so of softened cream cheese to the pancakes it makes them very rich and danish-like! Toooooo gooood! lol
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I started on Atkins in April and I know I wouldn't have made it this far without flax. I have found different textures of flax - tough to do where I live but so nice. I have been dicing up strawberries now that they're in season. Lovin' it!
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I like to put a little unsweetened cocoa powder and splenda with a flax seed MIM. I had one with butter yesterday but I'm thinking about trying it with cream cheese or lc whipped cream. i buy bob's red mill at walmart.
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Flax Seed Hot Cereal

I was craving oatmeal and found this recipe. Very good!

1/4 c flax seed meal
1/8 c almond flour
1/4 c hulled sesame seeds
6oz coconut milk
a few drops of liquid stevia to taste (or alternative sweetner)

heat in microwave for 1 minute.

YUM!

I'm going to add unsweetned coconut flakes next time.
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I just made flaxseed meal pancakes! I used about 3/4ths cup of flaxseed meal, 2 eggs, a teaspoon of baking powder, 1 packet splenda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, splash of vanilla, a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, a few shakes of salt. I mixed it up and fried it on a griddle greased with coconut oil.
Thank you so much! I just tried these and they were great (considering I don't have a griddle or an even slightly even stove burner...) – Except, I realized here at home with (most of) the stuff all set out that I don't have any artificial sweeteners since I've never tried them or any product made with them until the past month or so.

But I did have Torani's SF raspberry syrup, the kind used in Italian sodas and coffee drinks, so I used it as the sweetener, and it gave them a nice flavor, almost as good as that bit of pancake that's soaked up juice from the real berries you have mixed in.

Great job, and I'm known for being pickier than a 4-year-old so that is saying a lot!
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According to the USDA site NDL/FNIC Food Composition Database Home Page, a tablespoon of flax has 2.97 grams of carbs, and 2.8 grams of fiber

2.97 minus 2.8 is .17, so a tablespoon of flax .17 net carbs. So you'd have to eat about 6 tablespoons to make one net carb.

Most labels don't do the math for us, we have to take the amount of carbs and subtract the fiber out to get the net carbs per serving.
Thanks for doing this math Leeloo. Since the MIM or Flaxseed cereal is only about 2-4 tbsp, that makes sense. I will probably count one carb but I can't imagine eating more than 1/2 cup of the stuff!
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I love flax, and a friend gave me this tip. Flax seed is much cheaper than meal and has a longer shelf life. So what I've been doing is buying the seeds and grinding them in a coffee grinder (only used for seeds and nuts!) as I need them...
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I agree flaxseed is an LCers saving grace when it comes to bread like stuff.

Does anyone use flaxseed oil?
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I just made flaxseed meal pancakes! I used about 3/4ths cup of flaxseed meal, 2 eggs, a teaspoon of baking powder, 1 packet splenda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, splash of vanilla, a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, a few shakes of salt. I mixed it up and fried it on a griddle greased with coconut oil. Oh Em Gee! Delicious! I just ate them with butter since I don't have any sugarfree syrup, but they were so dang good on their own! This was my first flax seed meal experiment and I am so happy to have finally found it and I'm excited to try MANY more recipes involving this wonderful ingredient!



YOWZA!!! I know what I'm having tomorrow............
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50/50 flax/almond meal muffin, yum
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I just made flaxseed meal pancakes! I used about 3/4ths cup of flaxseed meal, 2 eggs, a teaspoon of baking powder, 1 packet splenda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, splash of vanilla, a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, a few shakes of salt. I mixed it up and fried it on a griddle greased with coconut oil.
If you're still around... I just wanted to thank you for this. I made exactly your recipe and it WILL be a staple here. The above yielded 3 good-sized pancakes for me, and I could eat only one-and-a-half at a time... so, the second helping had been refrigerated overnight, and I swear they were better AFTER that than right off the griddle, so I'm going to start doubling the recipe and storing enough for a week or so.

The really brilliant thing is that I was in the process of starting induction, and I chanced these. There was NOTHING like flax commonly used 15 years ago when I was doing Atkins, so I was a little skeptical, but the carb-math looked good. I still went right into ketosis and have dropped 5 lbs in 4 days (most is water, but that's great 'cuz I retain it badly).

Anyway... big HUGE thank you!!
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Where to find flax seed recipes?

I keep hearing about how great flax seed is, can you tell me where I can find some low carb recipes?

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