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Thread: Amount of Flaxseed oil in ground flaxseed?

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    Amount of Flaxseed oil in ground flaxseed?

    Hi everyone,

    Trying to find this out but having no luck - i'm currently buying cheap flaxseed from the supermarket and then grinding it up and having it in my shakes. However, i would like to know how many tablespoons of ground flaxseed = how many grams of oil. Then i can work out how much to take along with my fish oil.

    Any ideas?
    Impossible is nothing

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    I can't help you there, but you could look at the nutritional statistics for ground flaxseed and compare fat content to a tablespoon of flax oil. Just a thought.

    I like flax meal a lot..really good fiber

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    OK, so i kinda figured it out.

    I think a tablespoon of flaxseed should have around 10.5grams of fat, a good percentage is ALA's (around 50%). Also around 7grams of fibre.

    It works out SO much cheaper than buying the oil, plus you get the added benefit of the lignan's in the husks / loads of fibre.

    Typical Fatty Acid Content %
    Palmitic acid 6.0
    Stearic acid 2.5
    Arachidic acid 0.5
    Oleic acid 19.0
    Linoleic acid 24.1
    Linolenic acid 47.4
    Other 0.5

    So, doesn't look too bad. I love my ground flax
    Impossible is nothing

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