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Old 11-17-2005, 01:27 PM   #4
Brian Hand
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Their web site says it contains flax seed. If the flax seed is whole, the oil inside remains fresh but the hull is indigestible and you aren't getting any of the oil inside. If the flax seed is ground, milled, whatever, the oil inside rancids quickly, you'll catch a whiff of linseed oil when it's rancid. (Linseed oil is made from flax seed.) Supposedly you can cook flax at low heats but I find that even a spoonful of flax on oatmeal instantly smells like linseed / paint. Remember, rancid flax is a trans fat, so it doesn't just taste nasty.
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