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How to make a flax 'egg'

Updated on March 13, 2016

The Flax Seed

If you have never heard about Flax, then i am very surprised. These seeds have a unique nutrient content making them very popular in ones day to day life who takes interest in health foods. They also have the great ability to make a egg like texture, thats simple and easy and perfect at making a replacement and getting this extra boost of nutrients in you're diet. Lets talk about these unique nutrients though.. first of all flax is very high in omega-3 fatty acids, out of the 127 of the 'worlds healthiest foods' flax seeds come out at number 1 one for source of omega 3's. This is because they contain ALA, alpha-linolenic acid, as well as Lignans that are fibre like compounds and are tricky to obtain high levels of in any other food. Flax seeds can play a role in cancer prevention, digestive health, cardiovascular health while also having anti-immflamitory effects with high antioxidant levels, a few more details in the picture below.

Scroll to the bottom of the page if you want to see the nutrition and a video on Flax

Where to buy Flax

You could probably find ground flax in any supermarket store and definitely any health food store like Holland and Barrett. I buy mine from Waitrose which is Linwoods flaxseed that is milled and organic. For 425g it is £5.75, and i usually put a tablespoon in with my oats in the morning and the odd time for a flax egg, so it lasts a while.

How to make a Flax egg

FOR 1 EGG:

1. Put 1 tablespoon of milled and organic flax seed in a bowl

2. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the bowl

3. Mix it all together with a small whisk or fork

4. Refrigerate for for 10-15 minutes (if you need them quicker a few minutes will do)

It should come out nice and thick and ready to use as a replacement. Multiply ingredients for more eggs.

Nutrition overview

 
Per 100g
Per 30g
Omega 3
19.4g
5.82g
Protein
22.1g
6.63
Iron
7.06mg
2.1mg
Zinc
5.5.mg
1.65mg
Magnesium
380mg
114mg
Calcium
170mg
51mg
Fibre
23.7g
7.11g

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