Curious... article states (and I have heard before) that flaxseed oil and ground flaxseeds go bad very fast, and cannot be exposed to heat/light or they lose their benefits... but while it specifically says not to cook or heat the oil, it suggests adding the ground flaxseeds to cooked foods such as meatloaf or hamburgers. Wouldn't this have the same problem?
I use ground flaxseed in cereals, smoothies, salads, and on yogurt w/nuts, fruit, and honey. I keep it in a cool, dark space but do not refrigerate or freeze. After reading this article, I will probably throw out what I have, buy whole seeds and start to follow these instructions -- I hope that what I have been using was not rancid! It didn't taste bad, but I know that rancid oils can cause a lot of systemic problems.
- 7/21/2010 11:19:38 AM