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« on: July 12, 2009, 02:35:56 pm »

Flax seed comes in 2 varieties, brown and golden.  The powder of both these varieties can be used as egg substitute.  Seeds as well as the powder are available in health food stores, in the organic aisle of the regular grocery stores and sometimes in Indian grocery stores too.  If buying flax seed/powder in bulk, it's advisable to store it in the freezer because it will become rancid.

Flax seed has a nutty flavor and so it works well in baked goods that are grainier and nuttier, such as waffles, pancakes, bran muffins, breads and oatmeal cookies.

The two measurements I have come across to substitute an egg:
1) Grind 1 tablespoon flax seeds to a powder in a blender.  Add 3 tablespoons of water and blend until the mixture becomes viscous.

2) Blend 1 teaspoon flax seed powder with 1/4 cup water.  (I have tried only this ratio so far)

For more information about flax seed as egg substitute check here and here.

Check out recipes using flax seed meal as an egg substitute.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 03:38:45 pm »

I have found that using the measurement of 1 tsp to 1/4 cup makes the mixture too watery. Should I worry aboutt hat, or be tryiong to make it thicker?
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 05:02:18 am »

Flaxseed meal and flour provides a very good source of fiber that can lower cholesterol levels in people with atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.The flax seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet. And while it’s not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 01:13:13 am »

Thank you for sharing that post Smiley
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