Golden flaxseed has several characteristics that make it more appealing as a food and more effective as a natural treatment. The first major difference is in its flavor and eye-appealing golden color which makes a more attractive and tasty addition to the diet. Golden flaxseed also has a slightly higher omega 3 fatty acid content and a higher soluble fiber content, making it more appropriate for cancer patients, diabetics, and for lowering cholesterol. Golden Flaxseed meal can be used as a better alternative to the fiber supplements like bran or psyllium husk. It can be stirred into water or juice, sprinkled on cereals, yoghurts or salads, and added to your favourite recipes. You will be amazed by its versatility and effectiveness. A 1/4 cup of seeds has 9 grams of Omega 3 fatty acids plus about 12 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein.
Grinding flax seeds breaks up the seed making it easier for the body to digest. Therefore, ground flax seed provides more nutritional benefits than whole flax seed. A coffee grinder is sufficient to pulverize your seeds so your body can access the nutrients.
Health experts recommend an intake of 1/8th to 1/4th cup per day. Storage should be at room temperature and out of the sunlight. Ground flax seeds require more care in handling. Once ground, they should be keep in an opaque container, in the refrigerator or freezer and be used within a reasonable period of time. Rule of thumb: If they smell and taste okay, then they are okay to ingest.