Bob’s Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal 16 OZ

Bob’s Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal 16 OZ (Pack of 16)

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Works great in morning smoothies!

I bought a 16-ounce bag of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal a few months ago and have been using it ever since. I have heard that you shouldn’t keep it that long once you open it, but I haven’t noticed any problems. The bag says “keeps best refrigerated or frozen,” and I keep it in the refrigerator. I add about a tablespoon of the flaxseed meal to a ~16-ounce smoothie I blend fresh every morning, and I love it for that purpose! It doesn’t really add any flavor that I’ve noticed, but I do believe it makes my pumpkin smoothies taste more like pumpkin PIE smoothies (I guess the flaxseed meal taste and texture reminds me of a pie crust being crumbled into the mix). I used more flaxseed meal in my smoothies a few times when the bag tipped out more than I was expecting, and it just made the smoothie thicker than I intended (not a big deal). The blender I use is a cheap single-serve blender, so it doesn’t grind the meal up very much more than the original product straight out of the bag, but the texture doesn’t bother me. The texture is not a fine powder like flour, nor is it sand-like as with cornmeal…it’s flaky. I do have to wash my cup out within a few hours of finishing my smoothie, or the meal flakes will stick to the sides and make handwashing difficult.
I have used it once as an egg substitute in a box cake recipe (for each egg, use 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons of water; stir and let sit for about five minutes to get a bit gummy). Though the cake turned out okay, I’d probably not use it that way again. The cake density was a bit off, and my husband didn’t like finding little flakes of flaxseed meal in his cake. He is fine with it in his smoothies, though.
MikiKilgore, TX