How to Take Flaxseed Oil
How to take flaxseed oil
Flaxseed oil, also known as linseed oil, is a traditional edible oil and has been valued for its high content of omega-3 fatty acids (approx. 50 g per 100 g) for decades. The health benefits of the oil are uncontested but how can you add it to your diet?
There are numerous ways to take flaxseed oil:
- enjoy straight from the spoon
- add to curd, yogurt or muesli
- with savoury herb dip and potatoes in their skins
- add to salad dressing
- as supplement for smoothies, fruit or vegetable juices
- with steamed vegetables
- add to carot salad or carot juice
Flaxseed oil should not be heated because it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid, which is very sensitive to temperature. However, you can use it for short steaming of vegetables but not for frying or deep-frying.
Healthy and tasty: Flaxseed oil with herb dip
Recipe for 1-2 people
Preparation time: approx. 10 minutes
– 250 g low-fat curd
– 30 ml flaxseed oil
– 3-4 tbsp. sparkling water
– Salt and peppermint
– ½ tsp. cane sugar
– fresh herbs (e.g. chives or parsley)
Place curd and flaxseed oil in a mixing bowl and stir using a hand mixer. Slowly add the sparkling water to make the curd creamy and fluffy. Season with a dash of salt, black pepper, sugar and fresh chopped garden herbs. Optionally, refine with 1 teaspoon of basil spice oil. Serve with potatoes in their skins.
Further uses of flaxseed oil
But flaxseed oil can not only be used for savoury dishes. It is an ideal supplement to your breakfast and can be added to yogurt, curd, sweet fruit, nuts and muesli or as refinement for smoothies with fruit and vegetables.
Flaxseed oil fresh from the mill
For our flaxseed oil, we only process high-quality organic flaxseeds in small batches which leads to a mild and nutty flavor of our product. Therefore, you can even enjoy a tablespoon of our flaxseed oil on its own. We recommend 1-2 tablespoons per day in order to cover the required amount of omega-3 fatty acids for an adult.