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4/4/11 8:56 P

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Thanks SCOTTARA08 for the advice. The current bread I have right now is Dimpflmeier Healthy Living Prebiotic Multigrain Bread with Prebiotic Fibre.

It mentions:
Stone ground whole wheat flour
flaxseeds
soya chips
sunflower seed
pumpkin seed
inulin
hemp flour.

In the ingredient as for flax, says nothing about cracked or ground.

Thanks for the advice everyone. Everyday I am learning something new to help with the healthy choices made related to food.



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4/4/11 5:00 P

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as far as the bread thing goes. look on the label to see if they are "whole seeds" most of the time in bread they are "cracked" for the health benefit but still left whole (looking) for the texture. The only reason I know this is because we have an awesome farmers market and I asked the same question to the guy who made the bread. I guess it really depends on the type of bread though. Hope that helps. I still think grinding it gives you the most benefit though.

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4/4/11 7:08 A

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I"m guessing that it helps them promote their "more fiber" claims!

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4/3/11 10:34 A

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That was my guess really. It all comes down to money. I honestly had no idea until I read this post. Maybe they actually want people to SEE the seeds?

Has anyone noticed though if you look on the back and check out the ingredients if any corp puts ground flaxseeds in their ingredients, instead of just flaxseeds? Still my curiosity floats lol.

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4/3/11 10:32 A

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I have eaten bread like that too, but I think the people who make the bread are relying on the "flax seed hype" to sell the bread and if you can see the seeds you might be more likely to buy it! I am sure that as you chew you crush a few of them, but probably many pass through. I have recently been looking into chia seeds as an alternative to flax because there is some concern about men and flax oil regarding colon cancer. So far the research does not make the connection with flax seeds, but I would rather not feed it to my husband and son at this point until they know more. But chia seeds seem like they have even more potent health benefits anyway!

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4/3/11 10:29 A

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Advertising? PR? (for those who don't know the difference?)
I guess that translates to a "don't know why"-sorry. Companies do alot of meaningless things to sell their product and make it seem better than it is.


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4/3/11 10:25 A

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One less step to do and still be able to call it healthy????? Just a guess.

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4/3/11 10:03 A

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Does anyone else have an answer to my question because I am actually quite curious now as to why the bread I've been buying would put whole flaxseeds instead of ground ones (like how my pasta is).

I'll also go into my local whole foods and wellness store to find out info.

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4/2/11 11:00 A

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I use my coffee grinder, too.

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4/2/11 3:19 A

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I grind mine in an electric coffee grinder. It works fine.


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How do you grind it??
What's funny is that it does just pass right through! LOL :D

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4/1/11 4:12 P

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Niccole I never have bought bread with flaxseed but I have heard and use ground flaxseed for the best nutritional value. I keep mine in the fridge.

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4/1/11 1:22 P

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I keep my flaxseeds in the frig and grind as needed.

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4/1/11 11:21 A

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Is this really true?! Because some of the bread's that I have purchased that contain flax look as though they are whole flaxseeds... unless it is another seed. So is the whole purpose of buying this bread with the flaxseeds diminished? Has anyone else purchased bread that has whole flaxseeds?

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4/1/11 6:46 A

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exactly what Marydsan said: you do need to use it within a short time frame (I think several weeks) or put it in the freezer. I also have been told that eating it "whole" eliminates health benefits....other than being a good source of fiber! :) The best thing is to purchase it whole and grind it as you use it.

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4/1/11 1:25 A

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Whole flax seeds have a longer shelf life. I keep mine in the freezer and grind it as I need it. If you don't grind it, my understanding is that it passes through your body whole.


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4/1/11 1:23 A

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4/1/11 1:13 A

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I have a question. I was putting ground flaxseed in my oatmeal. Then I saw whole flaxseeds at Trader Joes and started putting that in my oatmeal, my question is am I supposed to grind the seeds to get the benefits of flaxseed??

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