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Old 08-26-2004, 01:26 PM   #1
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How do you grind flax seed?

Howdy--first-time poster in this forum.

I want to try some of the recipes that call for flax meal or ground flax seed. I have flax seed in bulk, and wonder what the best way to grind it is. I don't have a coffee grinder, nor a food processor. I have a pretty good blender, but I've put flax seeds in shakes in a blender before and all it does is whirl them around.

Maybe I should just buy flax meal!

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Old 08-26-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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I would get a small coffee grinder or mini blender. I actually found one for $5 at Home Depot not too long ago. They work great. It's a good thing to store your seeds in the refrigerator too. I like to buy the organic flax seeds in bulk. They are relatively inexpensive and then you can grind them fresh.

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Old 08-27-2004, 01:27 AM   #3
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spud - I use a coffee grinder. I buy flaxseed in bulk, keep it in the freezer and grind it as I need it. Its cancer fighting properties are the main reason I eat it and from what I've heard, they're reduced after it sets around already ground for a while. It also goes rancid pretty quickly after it's ground, without refrigeration, and the store here keeps it on the shelf with the flour! They're so clueless about low carb. Anyway, I bought an el-cheapo coffee grinder at a drugstore for $10 and it's small, quick and easy to clean. Grinds about 1/2 cup at a time. I use it to make oat flour and almond flour too (from blanched, slivered almonds, which I also buy in bulk). It gets more use than any of my expensive appliances and has probably paid for itself many times over by now.
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