Nut meals are very high in omega 6 polyunsaturated fat. When you turn something into a meal, you increase its surface area an order of magnitude. Then, you are subjecting it to 300+ degree temperatures for a long period of time. You are oxidizing all the fragile fats that make up the nut, and since you ground it up into a meal with huge surface area and removed the protective skin, you are intensifying the oxidation exponentially.
Originally Posted by kmodell
Flax is the absolute worst thing to heat. I wouldn't eat fresh, cold flax. Flax is one of the most fragile seeds in nature. Varnish is heated flax. When you eat nut meals and flax, you are manufacturing varnish in your oven. Then you're eating it.
I'd rather eat wheat than varnish.
I store all my nuts and nut butters in the fridge. Almond meal and flax belong in the freezer and should never be heated. If you're going to bake, use carbohydrate. White rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch or coconut flour are best. You may be able to use sorghum and buckwheat as well if you like them.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 08-24-2012 at 11:27 AM.
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