Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal, 16-ounce

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal offers a wonderful nutritional boost to almost any recipe. Omega-3 fatty acids, 4g of fiber, and lignans make for a heart-healthy nutritional combination. Mild in flavor and ground for maximum availability of nutrients, Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal can be inconspicuously added to almost any recipe – smoothies, shakes, breads, cookies, pancakes, waffles, and more. Sprinkle on eggs or salad greens, or toss with grains and veggies in a pilaf -the possibilities are truly endless. Flaxseed Meal can also be used in almost any recipe as a vegan egg substitute: simply mix 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal with 3 Tbsp water in a small bowl and let sit for two minutes to replace one egg in a recipe. This product has opaque film to preserve the nutritious flaxseed oil. Like all of our gluten free-labeled products, this product is processed in a dedicated gluten free facility and R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status. Certified Organic by QAI.

Quick facts

  • Case of Four, 16 oz. bags (4 lbs. total)
  • USDA Certified Organic; Gluten Free; Vegan; Vegetarian; Paleo Friendly; Kosher Pareve
  • Manufactured in a dedicated gluten free facility; R5-ELISA tested gluten free
  • Omega-3 fatty acids; Good source of fiber; Contains lignans
  • Vegan egg substitute

Top reviews

Organic Flaxseed Meal bought at Amazon

Organic flaxseed is an excellent product. Unfortunately I did not realize that flaxseed loses much of it potency twenty minuutes after it’s ground up. I now order the whole seed and grind it myself. Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal, 16-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)
DeneseLa Harpe, KS


This was purchased on the recommendation of Dr. Oz in a women’s health magazine. He stated weight loss was initially 12 pounds in one week. I knew it was extreme but was hopeful. In two and a half weeks, I lost one and a half pounds. The taste is good, very light, and does not ruin whatever it’s on. I will not buy this again.
BereniceCharenton, LA

Tasteless healthy addition to your food

Flaxseed’s latin species name, Linum usitatissimum, means “most useful.” Couldn’t have picked a better name myself. Flaxseed is a really useful addition to your diet. It contains alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which is an omega-3 fatty acid that helps with heath health, bone health and is an anti-inflammatory.

Plus it is great for cholesterol. A study compared people with high cholesterol who added 20 grams of ground flaxseed to their diet. These people were compared to people taking a statin drug. After two months, there were significant reductions of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in both groups.

So, clearly it’s good for you, but lots of things are good for you. Question is, how difficult is it to add flaxseed to one’s diet? This is where flaxseed distinguishes itself. Flaxseed can be sprinkled on all kinds of food. I put it on my cereal, in my smoothies, on my sandwiches, in cake and baked goods. I don’t really notice it. This is where flaxseed shines, it is an invisible ingredient.

Alright, so I don’t notice it. How about other people? I put flaxseed to the test by sprinkling it on the cereal of a very picky 7 year old I babysit for. He ate the cereal and drank the milk without a word. Passes the test.

Adding flaxseed to your diet is a no-brainer. Hope this review was helpful – enjoy.

MariKent, CT


I use this as an egg replacement in all my baking. It is more heart healthy and way cheaper than the cost per egg! I also put this on my cereal, in my oatmeal, and lots of other stuff. It tastes good and has a good texture. You will be hooked!
VicenteNorthport, NY

Good for you Flaxseed

I add Flaxseed to many dishes, however I use Flaxseed almost every morning as part of my cereal which includes nut and seeds and coconut. I get all breakfast fixins from Amazon.
CarlaPottstown, PA

Low carber can finally eat bread yea!

I have recently went on a low carb lifestyle CHANGE. My father has diabetes, and him going on dialysis was the final wake up call for me to get it together. My doctor told me I am morbidly obese, so I said to myself “Change must come” I was looking for something to fix my bread fix as I have already replaced my pasta fix. I found this low carb focaccia bread recipe , and it called for this product. This bread was delicious and I used it with my infamous chicken salad and it was delicious! You really can’t tell the difference in taste and so so easy to make. I don’t have any reason to buy grocery store bread any more. Warning: you will be going to the bathroom!
AlfonsoCollinsville, AL

I like this product

I just started using Flaxseed meal within the last month or so. I was looking for some nutritious additives, to help put fiber and ingredients that might be good for the heart and the rest of the body, such as lots of omega-3. Research led me to flax seed, so off I went, to the store and found some. I started adding it to my cereal for breakfast, my Carnation Instant Breakfast when that’s breakfast, my homemade yogurt for my lunch time dessert, my ice cream (OK, an occasional treat that I generally avoid).

I found that I like the stuff. So, when I was getting near to running out of my first pound, instead of buying it at what to me seemed to be inflated prices I decided it was time to check

Wow, am I glad I did. Four 16 oz bags cost about $5 more than one 16 oz container at the store. I used the subscribe and save option (which I also use for my tea), and it’s $13.75 for 64 oz compared to $8 + for 16 at the store. And this is good stuff.

Also, I really like getting Bob’s Red Mill because I really respect owner Bob Moore’s plans to sell the company to his employees using an employee stock ownership plan. A really neat thing to do.

So, would I recommend this flaxseed meal? Let’s put it this way, I’m giving one of the bags to my Mom, and when I go through the rest, it will be just about time that my subscription sends me more. And if I’m going to use it, I will definately recommend it.

DanikaEverly, IA

Great in oatmeal!

My mother recommended this product a while back. This flaxseed meal is easy to digest and packed full of nutrition. I add this to my oatmeal every morning.

My daily yummy oatmeal recipe: Boil the oatmeal (not the quick kind) with water, turn off the heat, sprinkle a little cinnamon, add couple of spoonful of this flaxseed meal and stir. (The amount of oatmeal and the flaxseed meal will depend on the individual taste.) Pour into a bowl; add frozen (or regular) blueberries, banana, and sprinkle with roasted walnuts. You can add a little maple syrup or brown sugar for sweetness. It’s delicious without feeling that you are eating food that’s good-for-you. Even my picky hubby likes it. Highly recommended for your daily health routine.

(Note: Pay attention to the expiration date and keep the product in the fridge in the summer so it won’t get stale. Also, after you opened the bag, keep it in an airtight container to retain freshness.)

ChiekoSouth Burlington, VT

Best Brand I’ve tasted. Fresh & Nutty Flavor and you can add it to so many things!

I’ve tried a few brands of whole ground flax seed and this one tasted the freshest. It has a nice nutty flavor, the meal is ground to a nice consistency – not so large you need to chew it forever, not so small it turns into mush when wet. I add it to cold and hot cereals, pancakes, ice cream, puddings (great in vanilla pudding), yogurt, breads, cookies, cakes, tuna salad, scrambled eggs, real meat loaf and veggie meatloaf, veggie burgers & meatballs and more.

Just be careful with men. I’ve read reports and articles that say too much flax seed can cause prostrate problems in men.

I recommend keeping the entire bag in the freezer then opening it and taking only what you need when you need it. Since it’s a ground grain-like texture it won’t freeze into one large chunk so you will be able to take out small amounts at a time. I recommend keeping it in a glass container. If you use plastic containers please keep it in its original paper bag then in the plastic because plastic can release toxins over time.

RossanaCamdenton, MO

Omega 3s in a pleasant way

This goes in my cereal, in smoothies, or most anything else, as the fresh nutty flavor is a plus to most anything….and it’s organic. I always find Bob’s Red Mill products to be tops, and this is no exception.
LoriaLytle Creek, CA

Nice product

After reading the book “Muscle foods” I set out to buy products listed in the book for a healthier life. Well, the problem here is that the foods listed are not easily found at the local stores. The item is exactly as described an provides the health value as mentioned in the book. Very happy.
CarleenEarlsboro, OK

Heavy User -Quality Product

I am a heavy user of flax, this stuff tastes great, has a really great color and I could not be happier with the quality.
MargueriteOrtley, SD

exactly what i wanted 🙂

i realized that i wasn’t getting any omega-3 fats in my diet so i looked for the right thing to do so and i came across this product. I ordered it and was completely satisfied with what i received. the price is very fair and i will definitely be ordering again in the future!
SofiaCameron, MT

Excellent flavor and texture!

I add a tablespoon of this to my cold cereal every morning. Perfect blend of flavor and texture. Not too ‘bitey’, not too gritty. The flavor is not overpowering but you know it’s there. Can even be eaten directly out of the bag, although I would not recommend doing it this way 🙂 Great as a ice-cream topping too. Shop around before purchasing though. I paid almost 50% less per 16oz pack at the supermarket, so this is not a good deal at all, unless you live in an area where it’s simply not available at your local store.
MarguriteEast Thetford, VT

Easy to use, tastes great.

I have used this product in baked goods (healthy oatmeal – chocolate chip cookies!) and smoothies, and it is great. It’s pre-ground, so you don’t have to deal with finding an easy way to grind your own seeds. It tastes great, and stays fresh for a long time in a crisper.
SenaSolon, ME

Great additive for baking

This is a convenience–to have flax seeds ground for baking. We use whole seeds for texture in breads and in cereals, but the ground seeds go right into breads and cookies or hot cereal. You have to keep this product in the fridge because the oils can go rancid (normal for oily seeds and nuts.)

We use this in an oatmeal bread recipe that calls for molasses. The dark color goes well with the seeds and the extra fiber and omega-3 oil makes this a healthy bread.

WillianShullsburg, WI

Almost Medicinal

I am still raving the benefits of flaxseed meal after three years of daily use. Flaxseed meal aids digestion (flaxseed meal is easier to digest than flax seeds) which can be easily experienced by anyone with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or a sensitive gut. Another nice visible benefit for me has been growing longer and stronger fingernails. Bob’s Red Mill comes in nice sized packages which should be kept refrigerated for longer shelf life. For an even longer shelf life, I keep a few packages in the freezer until I am ready to use them.

There’s some evidence flaxseed can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its healthy reputation primarily to three ingredients:
* Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
* Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75- 800 times more lignans than other plant foods
* Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types

I recommend this product highly.

TildaMarthasville, MO

Great product …

This is the best ground flax seed that I have found. It is light with a slight nutty taste. Can be easily added to shakes, hot or cold breakfast cereals, yogurt, applesauce, salads, … anything. I use it everyday and because it comes in a 4 pack, I shared my first order with friends to try and now we are all pleased with the product and continue to use it. Bob’s Red Mill has a number of other great products that I like better than other brands …
KimberelyBrownstown, WA

Great for stimulating bowel movements

I have been adding about 2 tablespoons of this to my morning oatmeal and must say that it is like a miracle ingredient to keep me regular. My local chain supermarkets do not carry this. I find it a specialty grocers. I am really glad to see that Amazon carries this now.
OrenLoop, TX

Versatile Nutrition

We all know how good flaxseed is for us (non-animal source of omegas,fiber and all), but the taste and convenience makes this product an essential part of any menu–sprinkled on soups,salads,cereals, baked into breads,deserts,pizza dough, added to smoothies,dips,taco fillings; the uses are endless. Good taste,good nutrition, low cost and qualified free shipping = a win/win/win/win situation.
JeannieAtkins, VA

Great for my health!

After years of very busy work schedule which did not allow good eating habbits, my health was taking a toll. I did not feel it when I was hounger. But in the last couple of years, my cholestrol got higher, my skin was at its worst, and constant constipation was making my whole body ill. Finally I decided to add some natural ingredients to my diet which was convenient and not time consuming. Flexseed meal was one of them.

I add two teaspoons of flexseed meal to my morning oatmeal, my afternoon yogurt snack, and my dinner soup/rice/pasta. I still eat all my other meals like the good old days, and enjoy hearty breakfast on weekends, but I already feel a difference from those small changes. Oatmeal and flexseed helps to keep my cholestrol down, my skin clear, and keep me regular. Once my body is comfy, I am very happy and content. It was hard to imaging what eating healthy may change a person. But it really helps!
Of the few different brands of Flexseed Meals I’ve tried, Bob’s Red Mill was one of the best. It tastes good, and it stays fresh a long time. I keep half a bag in an airtight container which I access a few times a day, and keep the rest in the freezer. The flavor is always constent till the last spoon this way.

RaisaGackle, ND


I have been buying flaxseed regularly from my local grocery store. They suddenly stopped carrying the plain variety and replaced it with ones that have flaxseed+cactus pear+cinnamon+some fruit flavor(gross!).
I was so happy to see this product on Amazon. It tastes perfect(slightly nutty) and can be added to pretty much anything without modifying the original flavor. I will definitely be re-ordering once this runs out.
FloydOakland Mills, PA

Love this ground flaxseed

I love this flaxseed, it’s delicious and nutritious. I add it to pancakes, waffles, breads, cereal, etc to add some much needed omega 3’s. It’s easy to store and use. I keep on buying it and my whole family loves it.
JoanieElliott, IL

A good product

Amazons’ got a great price for a great product. Want to lower your BP and colesteral, take a couple a tablespoons a day with some almond milk or anything you like…you’ll like the smooth nutty flavor!
FernElwood, IL

Yummy way to get fiber

This goes in my hot cereal every morning. Organic fiber, good oils, supposedly supports weight loss, and gives things a great nutty flavor. What more could you want? Subscribe and Save is a great way to get flax seed at a reasonable price. Vacuum packaging means getting 6 at a time is no problem, but it’s a good idea to put your open package in the freezer.
NoemiStilwell, KS

Deeply Moving Culinary Experience

Two tablespoons of Bob’s organic flaxseed meal in a cup of oatmeal (not the instant kind) every other morning works gentle wonders, especially if you consume a lot of protein (milk/yogurt, cheese, meat). The delicious, nutty taste, plus the added benefits of Omega-3’s and lignans make this a no-brainer for heart, circulatory and digestive health. I also add it to plain non-fat yogurt with fresh fruit. It’s finely ground, so I also add it protein shakes from time to time since it blends wonderfully. Outstanding product, and the price is a steal for this quality.
SalvatoreTable Rock, NE

Just what I wanted!

I bought this flaxseed meal to use in my morning smoothies and oatmeal. To keep it fresh once I opened the bag, I transferred the flaxseed meal into a cannister that I keep in the fridge. The quality is great, and the price was much better than what I could find at stores in my area. At first, I was not a fan of the taste and texture, but I got used to it after a few days, and now I don’t notice it at all!
TonyClifford, IN

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal is a Great Addition to your Diet!!

After being on the Atkins Diet for awhile, I decided to purchase Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal as a food supplement. I sprinkle it on top of my salads and when I make my meatballs, I use the flaxseeds instead of breadcrumbs. I also sprinkle it in my homemade soups. The Atkins Diet people also recommend flaxseeds as a way to keep regular when you are consuming so much protein on their diet.

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal is a great source of Omega-3 and I highly recommend it to anyone, whether you’re on a diet or not.

BridgetteCatoosa, OK

Great product

The product itself is fresh, high-quality and ground just right. I place one tablespoon in my fruit & spinach protein smoothies that I consumer daily. It gives it a slight gritty texture, in addition to the blended strawberries & blueberries. I like the nutty flavor that it adds to my shake. As for the product, I recommend everyone using this product for the endless health benefits: bone health, heart health, diabetes, cancer, anti-inflammatory, blood pressure & cholesterol. And it also keeps my GI system regular. I use one tablespoon daily, but some people use 2 tablespoons. I am 4’11” and 100 pounds.
JanaDavy, WV

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal

I use this in my cereal every morning…great for regulating the digestive system, good taste and very good for your over-all health.
MyrtleBellerose, NY