What? The all-purpose, do-anything seed. Although flaxseed, in the guise of linseed oil, is most commonly found as an ingredient in varnishes and linoleum, its health and culinary qualities are ofttimes overlooked. Each tiny seed is packed full of essential nutrients including calcium, iron, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, and vitamin E. The Super Seed can also satisfy the appetite, providing a mild nuttiness and crunchiness to any dish, especially hot cereals and stir-frys. And when the seeds are planted and grown, flaxseed sprouts are tossed in salads and put atop sandwiches just as bean or alfalfa sprouts are. As if that weren't enough, flaxseed is naturally mucilaginous, adding body to baked goods in the same way that eggs do. Flaxseeds' powers do not stop there. They can also be used as a digestive aid or laxative when needed.
When? September 26, The Disney Divas