For this recipe, do you grind the flax seeds, or leave them whole?

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Blackbird's Bread
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grandrivergirl June 28, 2016
I make a recipe called Farmhouse Flax Cookies. Half the flax is ground and the rest is not- texture and nutrition all in one!
 
Greenstuff June 27, 2016
Nancy is right that you get more nutrition from flax seeds that have been ground. But there's no need to totally avoid the whole seeds, which are still a good source of fiber I really love these flax seed chips that I adapted from Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson. https://food52.com/recipes/20696-flax-seed-chips-an-adventure-in-cooking-from-faviken
 
Nancy June 28, 2016
Chris, thanks for both the general info and the reminder of baking with whole flax seeds. I have a great cracker recipe using many seeds, including whole flax, that I completely forgot about.
 
Nancy June 27, 2016
Gee, I'm surprised at SKK answer.
I was always taught that flax seeds should be ground before using, so the body can absorb their nutrients, that whole they give us very little or no food value.
Any nutritionists or scientists out there who can tell us more?
 
Nancy June 27, 2016
Gee, I'm surprised at SKK answer.
I was always taught that flax seeds should be ground before using, so the body can absorb their nutrients, that whole they give us very little or no food value.
Any nutritionists or scientists out there who can tell us more?
 
SKK June 27, 2016
The flax seeds are left whole, not ground.
 
Alice D. June 27, 2016
Thank you!
 
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