Invaluable Vegan Ingredient: Flaxseed Meal

Flaxseed meal is more of a silent partner than a big bold star in vegan cooking. It’s one of the most commonly recommended vegan egg substitutes in baking, because if you mix flaxseed meal (1 Tablespoon) and water (3 Tablespoons) and let it sit a few minutes, the mixture takes on the viscous consistency of an egg. You can also add a tablespoon of flaxseed meal to smoothies or oatmeal, or more than that to soups. Flaxseed meal occasionally takes a leading role: have a look at these Flax Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

The reason to find ways to eat flaxseed meal is that it’s so nutritious. This WebMD article tells you more. The fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids are just some of the great nutrients in flaxseed meal. 

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