Linseed is a magical health food that we hear a lot about but don’t always know what to do with. Do you eat linseed? They’re very high in omega-3 fatty acids, and they also have a deliciously nutty and toasty flavor
There are two sorts of linseed: golden yellow and a russet brown. Both have the same nutritional value. linseed are also a superb source of magnesium, manganese, and thiamin and a good source of selenium. linseed also contain gamma-tocopherol, a form of the antioxidant vitamin E.
Experts and nutritionists recommend a tablespoon of linseed a day to meet your necessary, daily nutritional requirement. However, you need to be observed the way you consume linseed. linseed are brown in color and come with a hard, crunchy covering. There are many ways you can eat linseed The important thing to do is to be creative and experiment with how to eat linseed and what you like.
While I eat my linseed with barley like a cereal, my son prefers it in yogurt or juice.
We also like to bake with it! You can try different ways to discover what are your and your family’s favorite ways to eat linseed
Linseed goes rancid extremely quickly; they can go bad in as little as a week, so be sure to store them in the refrigerator. Linseed needs to be lightly ground to remove their hard hulls before eating. Grind them in batches of 3-4 tablespoons in a coffee or spice grinder before adding them to any of the foods below.
In cereal – One of the best ways to eat linseed is for breakfast. Try them in one of these cereals, or in homemade granola.
In homemade granola bars – Ever made your own granola bars? No? Try these, and add some linseed for a nutty flavor.
On yogurt – linseed gives nutty texture and flavor to a lunchtime bowl of yogurt, with fruit.
On oatmeal – This is so delicious; sprinkle linseed in your homemade oatmeal for a little extra texture and flavor.
As an egg substitute – linseed mixed with water can also be used as a vegan egg substitute in baking. linseed is a great source of fiber, which is beneficial for digestive health and can also help lower cholesterol.
Soups and stews– linseed high in fiber, protein and iron and is a great addition to any hearty winter soup or stew.
Add when baking– linseed is a perfect addition to baked dishes adding nutritional benefits and texture that you will enjoy.
Something for the kids– Finally, why not use linseed when cooking with and for your kids. Mix linseed with flour and egg and coat chicken or cod strips to make tasty goujons for dinnertime. You can also add to a sponge mixture for tasty yet healthy dessert. Top with your own homemade linseed inspired ice-cream – something your children will enjoy making and eating. The protein power of linseed and the support it gives to growing and maintaining healthy bones and muscle is great for your child’s development.