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    I bought some flax meal awhile back, I don't even remember what I used it for. Now I have most of a sack left and don't want to waste it. I been adding it to my meatloaf mix and the meatloaf comes out just fine except there is a slightly slimy/slippery texture, but no real taste difference. Is this consistent with the way flax meal behaves in meatloaf?

  • #2
    pretty much how it behaves in everything!

    i think as long as it doesn't smell rancid (you'd be able to tell), it's fine.

    i had to throw away some recently and it just had "that smell", that old ass OIL smell.


    julia

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    • #3
      once it's open you should store it in the freezer to prolong shelf-life.
      As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

      Ernest Hemingway

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      • #4
        Mine was in the fridge, but a year ain't gonna prolong anything.

        Hahahahaha!

        Julia

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
          I bought some flax meal awhile back, I don't even remember what I used it for. Now I have half of a 16 oz. sack left and don't want to waste it. I been adding it to my meatloaf mix and the meatloaf comes out just fine except there is a slightly slimy/slippery texture, but no real taste difference. Is this consistent with the way flax meal behaves in meatloaf?
          I've been storing it in the fridge as the package recommends and the use by date seems to be at least next year. Smells fine too.
          Last edited by Rosemary 231; 07-31-2013, 07:41 AM.

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          • #6
            Sounds like you're good to go Miss Rosemary, carry on!

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            • #7
              I used to get flax seeds and I would soak them over night and it would turn into a thick paste type thing, then I would mix the seeds with tomato paste, onion powder, garlic and egg whites and make crackers. I also made they "sweet" with stevia and cinnamon. They were good, but FLAX is super high in fiber, so they made me sooooo bloated! ha!

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              • #8
                I would never buy flax meal due to rancidity. I do have a pack or 2 of golden flax seeds but I don't use them often, only to make muffins maybe once every 2 months. Flax seeds have some estrogen mimics in such amount that is too high for comfort ...

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                • #9
                  My bag calls it "flax seed meal", probably just another form of flax. I don't mind the slimy texture in the meatloaf all that much, rather it wasn't there, but I made a commitment to myself that I would not waste food. If I bought it or made it, I'll eat it up, unless, of course, it's just so bad I can't choke it down. I really believe single people, living alone, waste a tremendous amount of food, which equals money. (Money I could spend on a hair weave more often) By the way, the crackers sound great, would you share the recipe?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
                    My bag calls it "flax seed meal", probably just another form of flax. I don't mind the slimy texture in the meatloaf all that much, rather it wasn't there, but I made a commitment to myself that I would not waste food. If I bought it or made it, I'll eat it up, unless, of course, it's just so bad I can't choke it down. I really believe single people, living alone, waste a tremendous amount of food, which equals money. (Money I could spend on a hair weave more often) By the way, the crackers sound great, would you share the recipe?

                    Money you already spent is considered to be a sunk cost and shouldn't (rationally) be included in your decision. I haven't done much research about flax, mainly because it has never occured to me to try to eat it, but what I have heard has not been good. If it were me, I would just toss it like I did with my canola oil and pasta when I started eating this way. If a "food" is not optimal and no longer fits your goals then disposing of it isn't really a "waste." If you know any vegans you could give it to them, I think they use it to get a not very bioavailable source of omega 3 in their diets. I prefer fish.

                    Regarding the meat loaf, Tim Ferriss' Four Hour Chef book has a very delicious primal-compatable recipe in it. Basically, it uses portabella mushroom and onion ground up in a food processor as the binder/filler in the meat loaf. It also says to roll the meat up around some spinach and goat cheese in the middle, which is an awesome idea. Delicious, healthy, and not slimy (gross!)

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                    • #11
                      The meatloaf recipe sounds great . . . and here, I just finished breakfast! Not knowing before that flax meal wasn't all that good for me, I now feel justified in throwing it out. However, I do think I'll finish the meatloaf mainly because it was part of my "cooking ahead" plan and I've found that being prepared with something to eat keeps me from stopping at some fast food place on my way home from work when I tired. Thanks for the info.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                        I would never buy flax meal due to rancidity. I do have a pack or 2 of golden flax seeds but I don't use them often, only to make muffins maybe once every 2 months. Flax seeds have some estrogen mimics in such amount that is too high for comfort ...
                        I have heard bad things also, of course this is after I discovered the one-minute muffin in a cup and thought it was my God-send. Needless to say, I was disappointed, as I was really starting to like those. (actually just the toppings I guess, the muffin was just the deliver system. I could just as well have used a spoon, or my finger even)

                        I heard if you are going to use them, to grind them just before use, otherwise they go rancid. I am assuming they go rancid even if it appears fine in the frig/freezer.

                        I also heard, this is the stuff they use in varnish, aka linseed oil. Here is a little more info
                        Flaxseed Oil: For The Greatest Shine You Ever Tasted! - GNOLLS.ORG

                        I guess that is not the same as meal, but still I would research it some more. I just decided to not use it, even though I still have a big bag in my frig.
                        Last edited by gopintos; 07-31-2013, 09:24 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gopintos View Post
                          Thanks for the link to the article, I went over and read it. MY bag of flax meal is in the trash.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
                            MY bag of flax meal is in the trash.
                            I'm sure you made the right decision.

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                            • #15
                              I store in fridge also ,
                              I usually forget to use , but if I remembered stews, pates, brownies etc.
                              Don't like it with smoothies or salads as it kills the taste of everything else!

                              but heard podcast some where the balance of the omegas not too good.


                              London UK

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