Month: June, 2012

How Many Carbs Are In Flax Seed

Monday, June 25, 2012
How Many Carbs Are In Flax Seed?

Nutrition Facts for 1 tablespoon of Ground Flax Seed
Calories - 37
Total Fat - 3 g
Saturated Fat - 0.25 g
Total Carbohydrate - 2 g
Fiber - 2 g
Protein - 1 g

In one tablespoon of ground flaxseed, there are 2 grams of total carbohydrates.  There are also 2 grams of fiber. Since the total carbs are equal to the fiber, the result for net carbs is zero.

Use flax seed as a substitute in your baked goods to lower the carb count in them. Click here to learn how.
CategoriesFlax Seed Nutrition, Flax Seed Recipes

Which is better, brown or golden flax seed?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Which is better for you, Brown or Golden Flax Seed?

Nutritionally the brown and golden flax seed are equal.  The difference comes in the taste.  The brown flax seed has a stronger nuttier taste while the golden flaxseed is milder.  If baking with flax seed, the golden keeps the product color close to the original recipe whereas the brown flaxseed will produce a much darker product.

Did you know our flax seed is tested to make sure it meets the nutritional standards on the label?
CategoriesFlax Seed Nutrition

How to Cook With Flax Seed

Friday, June 15, 2012
Ground flaxseed adds a nutty, whole grain flavor to your baked goods.  It can be added to or substituted for flour, oil, or egg in a recipe.
3 tablespoons of ground flax = 3 tablespoons of flour and 1 tablespoon of oil or fat
You may exchange 1/4 - 1/3 of the flour in a recipe with ground flax.  Flax has no gluten so if you substitute at a higher rate your baked good will be heavier and denser.
Example: A recipe calls for 3 cups flour and 1/2 cup oil.  Replace with 2 cups flour and 1 cup ground flaxseed.  Reduce the oil by 1/4 cup.  Each recipe responds differently, so play with it until you get it just the way you like it.
Enjoy some great tasting homemade goodies with some fresh tasting ground flaxseed. Click here to order.
CategoriesFlax Seed Recipes
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