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Kitchen Dictionary: flax seed

Though widely used to produce linseed oil (commonly used in paint and varnish), flax seed is also available in health-food stores and some supermarkets. It has a mild nutty flavor, and the seed can also be sprouted and used in salads and sandwiches. When ground into a flour and combined with liquid, the resulting mixture has a texture similar to egg whites (with no leavening effect).


Season: available year-round

How to store: Store in the refrigerator or freezer up to six months.

More Flax Seed Recipes
Popular Flax Seed Recipes
Sesame-Sunflower-Poppy-Flax Seed Buttermilk Bread!
Pear, Kiwi, Berry, Flax Seed Smoothie
Fabulous Flax-Seed Pancakes

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup, whole
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 897
Calories from Fat 637 (71%)
Total Fat 70.8g 108%
Saturated Fat 6.2g 30%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 48.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 1365mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 48.5g 16%
Dietary Fiber 45.9g 183%
Sugars 45.9g
Protein 30.7g 61%

How is this calculated?