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How do you know if flaxseed has gone bad?
Last Updated: 26th June, 2020
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Also, how long does flaxseed last?
Fresh, whole flaxseed generally lasts for up toayear in an opaque, airtight container kept in the refrigerator.Inthe same type of container, ground flaxseed usuallylastsfor about six months in the freezer. You should alwayskeepflaxseed oil in an opaque bottle and store it intherefrigerator.
Additionally, do you have to refrigerate ground flaxseed? Whether you purchase ground flaxseedsorgrind them at home, it is important to keep them in atightlysealed container in the refrigerator or freezer to preventthemfrom becoming rancid. Ground flaxseeds stored intherefrigerator in this manner will keep fresh for six months; andinthe freezer, for one year.
Also asked, can you eat rancid flaxseed?
It's not the seed that goes bad, but rather the oilsinit. When you eat rancid flaxseed, it harms yourbody.Rancid oil will be full of free radicals, whicharerogue molecules that bombard and destroy your healthy cells.Thenumber one sign that your flaxseed hasgonerancid is that it willsmellrancid.
How much flaxseed should be consumed daily?
The health benefits notedinthe studies above were observed with just 1 tablespoon (10grams) ofground flax seeds per day. However, it'srecommended to keepserving sizes to less than 5 tablespoons (50grams) of flax seedsper day.