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best method for grinding flax seeds?

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Zengarden Jan 7, 2007 01:08 PM

I live in Toronto, Ontario. Just wondering if anyone can recommend an inexpensive and convenient method for grinding flax seeds. The mortar and pestle just isn't ideal when one is in a rush each morning.

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    morebubbles RE: Zengarden Jan 7, 2007 02:32 PM

    I use a coffee grinder just for that purpose. It's good because you can grind the flax coarsely or finely just by continuing. Done in secods.
    I have a grinder for coffee and one for flax seeds and spices.

    1. Quine RE: Zengarden Jan 7, 2007 02:36 PM

      I agree, a coffee grinder is the way to go. I was given a few for gifts and use them for spice grinding. I have one even for "mild" things, like flax and one for the "heavier" stuff. Fast, easy, voom voom.

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        eve RE: Zengarden Jan 7, 2007 09:43 PM

        a pepper mill works fine too. As long as you are ok with the grind--fine or coarse. And it's convenient too.

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          peachblossom RE: eve Jan 21, 2008 12:26 PM

          I second the pepper mill. There isn't any cleanup to worry about. With the coffee grinder, you should clean it up after each use. If you don't, then there is residual flax seed oils in the container which will become rancid and oxidized. Once it has oxidized, the flax seeds are no longer beneficial to you.

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            marvpow79 RE: peachblossom Oct 23, 2010 06:18 PM

            Does the pepper mill leave a residue too?

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