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Ground flaxseed has a nutty, semi sweet taste and can be added to anything from baked products to fruit smoothies. It can be sprinkled on cereals, toast, and desserts or mixed into a morning coffee. It is best to grind in a coffee grinder (though a blender may be used as well). If eaten whole, flaxseed must be chewed very thoroughly in order to access nutrients inside.

Grind flaxseed as needed or store ground flax in a refrigerator (for even longer storage, store in the freezer portion of refrigerator). Whole flaxseeds that are kept dry and not exposed to the elements will keep indefinitely.  Flax does not need to be cooked; add to food that is already cooked.
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The Institute of Medicine (of the United Sates National Academy of Sciences) has established an adequate intake amount of 1.6 grams of Omega-3 per day for adults; equivalent to 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed.
~ Mayo Clinic dietitian Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D., <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/flaxseed/AN01258> 

Health Canada has established a Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI) for Omega 3 ALA essential fatty acids of 0.5 percent of total energy. (the equivalent of 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed per day, per adult)
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