What is the difference between gold and brown flax seed?
Nutritionally, not much. Our reason for using gold flax seed is taste. Gold flaxseed has a fresher and nuttier flavor, while brown flax seed can often have a bitter flavor.
Does flaxseed need to be ground up?
Not necessarily, the flaxseed in our flax crackers is soaked in water and then dehydrated. Soaking breaks down the hard outer shell and starts the life process. Dehydrating then makes the seed crunchy so you can easily chew them with your teeth. This chewing process also brings your own digestive enzymes into the equation making the flax even more digestible. However, if you are eating flaxseed that has not been soaked, it is best to grind them.