Flax Seeds Benefits: How To Make Flax Meal at home


There is a lot of buzz about flax seeds these days? Ever wondered what flax is all about? Wondering how flax benefits health and how do you put it to regular use? Well, there are reasons galore to make flax seeds a part of your regular diet. There are innumerable ways to include flax seeds in your everyday meal plans - from cakes to cookies, from savories to crispies, from curries to rotis, from ladoos to sweets, flax seeds can be put to many uses.

Let's go straight to flax seed benefits first and see why you need to include this superfood in your diet.

Flax seeds supply your body with alpha-linolenic (omega-3) and linoleic (omega-6), which are the most essential fatty acids that are essential to our health. Upon ingestion, your body converts these highly reactive fatty acids into phospholipids, required by the membranes surrounding the cells and the organelles within. 

flax seeds benefits:how to make flax meal at home

According to the American Nutrition Association, flax seeds are a neglected food for the body and skin. 
"....its content of mucilage makes . . . flaxseed the best natural laxative available. It sooths and protects the delicate stomach and intestinal lining, prevents irritation, and keeps the contents moving smoothly along. Because it absorbs water and swells (it reaches about three times its dry volume so this much liquid should accompany its consumption), the stools don’t become hard and dry."


flax seeds benefits
Research reveals that the protein- & fiber-rich flaxseed may help fight all kinds of ailments, from heart disease to high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, depression, and skin, prostate and breast cancer.  These are rich sources of alpha-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acid, which are known for their heart benefits. Moderate consumption of flax seeds can help you keep your heart healthy and prevent cardiac arrest & stroke.

Flax seeds are growing in importance as a weight loss wonder.

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How to make Flax Meal at Home

Did you know the omega fatty acid-rich flax seeds make a great egg substitute for vegan recipes? Well, whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, you can choose flax meal to prepare vegan flax egg. The key to deriving the maximum benefits from flax seeds is to dry roast these seeds and then powder them.The powder is known as flax meal.



Step 1: Dry roast flax seeds. I usually keep them on hot tawa/skillet after making rotis. Flip them once or twice and your flax seeds are roasted beautifully without fire.

dry roast flax seeds


Allow the hot flax seeds to cool.
Step 2: Run them in a processor. 



Your instant flax meal is ready.


Step 3: How to make Flax Egg with Flax Meal for a vegan recipe:

You need 1 tbsp of flax meal as a substitute for 1 egg.
All you need to do is add 3 tbsp warm water to 1 tbsp flax meal - mix and cover. Keep aside for 15 minutes. Within 15 mts, the mixture will turn gooey and gel like, giving you an egg-like consistency.

Use flax egg for cookies or cakes and enjoy a fatty acid boost.

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