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nursemama23 02-16-2013 05:50 AM

Flaxseed
 
When using it to help boost supply (in oatmeal and lactation cookies) is it best to use whole, ground or milled?

MamaWeeks 02-16-2013 06:48 AM

Re: Flaxseed
 
I've been using flaxseed meal. I think the idea is the finer it is the easier it is to digest and absorb.

tibeca 02-16-2013 10:52 AM

Re: Flaxseed
 
I heard that once ground, the faster you get it into your body, the better. So, best was whole and ground with your teeth, 2nd best was fresh ground at home, 3rd was ground at store and brought home, last was prepackaged as ground at store

nursemama23 02-16-2013 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tibeca
I heard that once ground, the faster you get it into your body, the better. So, best was whole and ground with your teeth, 2nd best was fresh ground at home, 3rd was ground at store and brought home, last was prepackaged as ground at store

So whole in the cookies? Will chewing grind them enough? Or grind them just before adding them to the dough?

moudro 02-20-2013 05:55 PM

Re: Flaxseed
 
there is also flaxseed oil

BigSamsMom 02-20-2013 06:10 PM

Re: Flaxseed
 
Leaving them whole just adds fiber to your diet, grinding them releases the omega 3's for you to absorb. However ground flaxseed can go rancid quickly, so store any ground flaxseed in the freezer. Whole flaxseed is more shelf stable, and it's easy to grind in a coffee grinder.


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