Monday, April 26, 2010

Tropical Traditions Flax Seeds

Last week I shared a demo on how to make a replacement for eggs using flax seed meal. Today I am reviewing one of the products I used for that demo.

When I received a complimentary sample of Tropical Traditions Whole Golden Flax Seeds I was very excited, because it’s tough to find high quality whole organic flax seeds in my area. These flax seeds are grown in North Dakota.

The first thing you'll notice about them is the color. They are a true golden color. One big advantage to these flax seeds over others you may find is they won't cause those dark spots in yout baked goods like the darker flax seeds do. Don’t they look terrific?

To test these as an egg replacement, I decided to make Pamela’s Brownies. I’ve made these brownies dozens (okay, maybe hundreds) of times in the past using applesauce in place of the eggs.

I used the equivalent of two eggs (1/2 cup of flax seed goop). I needed to add an extra ¼ cup of water as the goop had gelled quite nicely.

The result was terrific! The brownies were perfect cake-like brownies. For a chewier brownie I would use just ¼ cup of flax seed goop (the equivalent of one egg).

I am really pleased with the Tropical Traditions flax seeds and highly recommend them. They are high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, and contain a nice dose of fiber. Love that! In addition to the use as an egg replacer, I'm looking forward to adding them to salads, in fruit smoothies, and on my breakfast oatmeal.

If you missed it, check out how to make flax seed goop to learn how to use flax seed as a replacement for eggs.

Note: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product. I was under no obligation to review it, nor was I required to write a positive review in return for the free product.

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