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Grinding linseeds in advance?

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2008/05/18 01:10:59 (permalink)
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Grinding linseeds in advance?

As I understand it, you have to grind/crush linseed in order to get the nutritional goodies EFA's etc that they contain.

If I grind up a whole load in advance and store it in an airtight container, and keep it in the fridge, am I likely to lose much of the goodness within?

Or do I just have to blitz them as I'm using them to get the full benefit?
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    jw8725
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    RE: Grinding linseeds in advance? 2008/05/18 01:34:31 (permalink)
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    nice new avatar.

    Buy a coffee blender from eBay (or use your cheesy bell ender) and crush them into an airtight container. Nige stores them at room temp I recall him saying. I shove mine in the fridge though. I have mine nice and cold in the morning with my breakfast.

    I do the following:
    200 ml Liquid Egg Whites
    25g Flax (I also take krill oil and eat salmon so you may wanna up this)
    50g Oats
    20g Whey ( I use chocolate caramel)
    bit of milk and mineral water
    sprinkle cinnamon

    if you ever go back to regular cereal after trying that for a week I'll personally give you my er iPod? Its delicious!
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    RE: Grinding linseeds in advance? 2008/05/18 14:22:00 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jango
    As I understand it, you have to grind/crush linseed in order to get the nutritional goodies EFA's etc that they contain. Correct, though grinding/blending is better than crushing as it breaks the seed shell but doesn't release any oil. Released oil goes rancid fairly quickly.

    If I grind up a whole load in advance and store it in an airtight container, and keep it in the fridge, am I likely to lose much of the goodness within? No problemo. I keep my blended seeds at room temperature in a semi-airtight & light-proof earthenware jar. Due to personal problems last year, I stopped using powdered linseeds for several months. When I restarted using them, even after months of storage at room temperature, the powder tasted fine. Rancid linseed powder tastes bitter.

    Or do I just have to blitz them as I'm using them to get the full benefit? No need.
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    RE: Grinding linseeds in advance? 2008/05/18 14:29:48 (permalink)
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    Cheers, Fellas
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