The reason is that flax seed has made it to the mainstream market. These are small, flattened, bronze colour seeds are full with good nutrition and more versatile, you can feel the culinary think outside the box and your daily recipes to include more flax in these 10 easy ways.
Why eat flax seed?
Flax seed is a great source of fibre, which is beneficial to the digestive health and can help lower cholesterol.
One tablespoon of whole seeds contains 55 calories, 3 grams of fibre, 2 grams of protein, and about 2,300 milligrams of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fat. Some inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, arthritis ALA and reduce the risk of heart disease have been shown to help. Flax seed also magnesium, manganese, and Selenium is a good source of thiamine. It contains Gamma-tocopherol, which is a form of antioxidant vitamin E.
10 Creative Ways to Eat Flax
- Morning Cereal:Eat it like oatmeal just sprinkle flaxseed for some healthy dose of Omega-3’s over cold cereal or with hot cereal, in your morning breakfast.
- Smoothies: For an extra protein, just add Flaxseed in your morning smoothies. It will add nutty flavour.
- Parfait: Make it more delicious by adding curd and fruits to Flaxseed.
- Green Salads: Make your green salad with flax seed oil. It will be more of fiber and a nice crunch. You can just sprinkle flaxseed over you Salad.
- Protein Salads: While preparing egg salad, chicken or tuna fish just add flaxseed in dressing.
- Breaded Recipes: For a delicious fish crust you can also combine ground flaxseed with crushed nuts.
- Soups: For a slight nutty flavour you can garnish your soup with a table spoon on ground flaxseed.
- Casseroles, Chili, and Stews: You can add ground flaxseed to casseroles, chilli and stews to add flavours.
- Ground Meat Dishes: In dished like meatballs, tacos and meatloaf, you can substitute ground flax for breadcrumbs.
- Baked Goods: Flax seed can be added into cakes, muffins, breads, cookies, etc.