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Toasted Flax

Nothing beats the warm, nutty flavor of toasted Golden Valley Flax.  You can use it as a garnish on soups, stews, or as a topping for casseroles.  It makes a tasty dessert topping also.  You may sprinkle it over ice cream, or you can dip fresh fruit in it.  It is the perfect flavor complement for bananas, strawberries, kiwis, and apples.  Best of all, toasting Flax seed is very easy!

Instructions

  1. Place whole (not ground) flax seed into a small flat pan with a long handle, and cover securely.
  2. Hold pan over high heat, shaking it vigorously to keep the seeds from burning.  In moments, you’ll hear the flax seed start to pop…just like popcorn!
  3. As soon as the popping stops (it only takes a few minutes), immediately remove the pan from the heat and remove the cover.

Toasting Flax gives it a richer, nuttier flavor and a crunchy texture.  The nutritional value of the flax remains intact, throughout the toasting process.  You may store toasted Golden Valley Flax seed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for two weeks.

Source:  The Amazing Flax Cookbook, by Jane Reinhardt-Martin, RD,LD 

Toasted flax

Toasted flax

Toasted flax

Toasted flax

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