Flax has many benefits. Not only is it a healthy alternative but flax can be used as an effective ingredient substitute!
SUBSTITUTION: Using flax flour to replace oil is a simple and effect way to reduce the fat in a recipe. Some, or all, of the fat can be replaced using flax flour. Add 45 ml (3 Tbsp) of flax flour to replace every 15 ml (1 Tbsp) of margarine, butter or cooking oil
SUBSTITUTION: Using flax flour to replace egg is a simple and effect way to reduce the saturated fat in a recipe. Mix 15 ml (1 Tbsp) of flax flour in 45 ml (3 Tbsp) of warm water and let it set for a couple minutes. This mixture will replace one egg.
How much flax flour should I use?
Most people find it convenient and beneficial to use about 2 to 3 tablespoons per day. This amount provides approximately 6 grams of flax oil, 3 grams as omega-3 fatty acids and over 4 grams of fibre. To receive the cholesterol lowering benefits from the fibre, Health Canada recommends that you use up to 5 tablespoons each day.
How do I use flax flour?
Flax flour, ground or milled flax seed, is the most effective way to incorporate flax into your diet. Milled flax can be produced in small quantities using a blender or domestic coffee grinder.
Flax flour can be added to many baked goods. When adding flax flour, always increase the amount of liquid by an amount equivalent to the volume of flax flour you have added. Flax flour improves loaf volume, oven spring, and keeping qualities. It also enhances the flavor, appearance, and nutritive value of foods.
If substituting flax flour for rice or other gluten free flour, less additional liquid may be required, depending on the proportion of flax flour you are adding. Much of the oil in a recipe can be removed when flax flour is added.
Flax flour can be added to many food products in small amounts without substitution. Blend a tablespoon or two of flax flour into your biscuits, dough boys, muffins, casseroles, crisps, cakes, cookies, or pancakes.
May We Suggest…
Many of the people who regularly use flax flour have their own ways of including it in their diet. Here are a few of their suggestions.
Breakfast Drinks: Mix flax flour into your morning juice.
Toast: Mix flax flour with the jam or jelly you spread on your toast.
Dry Cereal: Mix flax flour with yogurt and milk or water to fibre up your cereal.
Muffins: Add flax flour to your gluten free muffin mixes.
Meatloaf: Use flax flour as a nutritional extender in your meatloaf.
“Breading” for Fish or chicken: Mix your favourite seasonings with flax flour to make a breading for meat or fish.
Why Should We Buy Your Products?
Our customers have identified genetic modification of food products as one of their major concerns. Therefore, the flax, oats, corn and buckwheat we purchase have not been genetically modified. When there is any possible doubt, we purchase organic.
Purchasing organic guarantees the non-GMO integrity of the corn and buckwheat we offer. Our production facility is certified organic for corn and buckwheat flour. These are available to you as certified organic ingredients.
Our products, and our facility, are gluten free. We source and mill gluten free flax, oats, buckwheat and corn. This selection of whole grains and seeds provide a variety of soluble and non-soluble fibre, proteins, anti-oxidants and omega-3 fat to help you prepare nutritious, gluten free foods.
We want your experience with Valley Kitchen ingredients and mixes to be successful and enjoyable for you, your family and friends. If you have problems, issues, concerns or comments, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-866-825-8256 (Toll free Canada).