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Expiry period for flaxseed powder??

Discussion in 'Recipe Central' started by Cindhuja, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Cindhuja

    Cindhuja Gold IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    Got a small packet of flaxseed powder from "Nuts-N-Spices" nearly 6 months back..and i totally forgot about it..:bonk:bonk:bonk

    realized and found it today..but there are no instructions regarding the batch or expiry date..is it safe to use it??

    it had remained in my shelves(air-tight cupboard) unopened..can it be like that or should i have refrigerated it???


    Awaiting your inputs :bowdown
     
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  2. Custard

    Custard Gold IL'ite

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    Hello Cindhuja,

    Sorry I dont have an answer to ur question :hide:
    But can u tell me for what purpose u use flaxseeds??
     
  3. roopahari

    roopahari New IL'ite

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    Hi Cinduja,
    Flaxseed powder has a very short shelf life( only upto a week), because the oils become rancid very fast. In India, the heat accelerates this process.
    Next time you can store it in the refrigerator, or rather get whole flax seeds and make the powder yourself.

    @Custard- Flaxseeds are a very good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, for people who do not eat fish. They are very good for heart health, people with PCOS, etc. I add about 1tsp of the powder to 1 cup flour for making chapathis. It tastes great too.....

    -Roopa
     
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    Thanks Roopa !!!
     
  5. Cindhuja

    Cindhuja Gold IL'ite

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    Roopa and custard thanks for stepping in

    Roopa...Can we grind the flaxseeds in our normal mixie itself ???

    Should i store the flax seeds too in the fridge or just the powder has to be refrigerated???
     
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    Hi Cinduja,
    The Flax seed don't need refrigeration.The powder definitely has to be kept in the fridge, to store for more than a week.
    Yep, you can use the normal spice grinding attachment for making a fine powder.


    Regards,
    Roopa
     

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