*Color depends on type (brown or yellow/golden)
*Can come whole, ground, in oil, or in sprouts.
*Can add a crunchy texture (if it is not ground)
*Omega-3 fatty acids
*Small portions of flax seed in your diet can help lower "bad cholesterol"
What is it Used For?
*Toasted (can salt or sweeten them)
*Eating them raw is not advised
*Sometimes used as an egg substitute
Recipe: Orzo, Lentil, and Flax Soup
- ¼ cup Butter
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 carrot finely chopped
- 1 celery stalk finely chopped
- ½ green pepper, finely chopped
- 5 cups boiling water
- ⅓ cup low sodium chicken soup base
- 2 tsp granulated garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 28 oz tomatoes with herbs and spices; break up tomatoes
- ⅓ cup orzo pasta or any small soup pasta
- ⅓ cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup stabilized ground flaxseed
- In a large pot, over medium to medium-low heat, melt butter.
- Add onion, carrot, celery and green pepper. Gently saute over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add boiling water, soup base, granulated garlic, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes with juice, orzo and lentils. Stir.
- Slowly simmer for 1 hour with lid ajar, stirring occasionally until lentils are soft.
- Add sugar and stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™). Stir and serve.