January 21, 2011

FLAX CRACKERS




FLAX IN SNOW
By  Marie-Claire Hermans, Ravishing Raw Coach
Flax crackers come in all sizes and tastes. The taste of flax seeds is so neutral that you can add whatever you like in there. You can make them spicy, soft, green, savory, sweet; it all depends on what mood you are in. Make lots of them in different tastes and store them in a sealed container so you always have a nice choice for every craving. 
We all tend to make tasty crackers, but sometimes all you want is a very neutral one which doesn't take over the tastes of your toppings. This golden cracker is made of golden flax crackers only and is just perfect to put loads of vegetables and dressing on top. It is a great basis to add other ingredients and experiment with.

TOOLS YOU NEED
  • A blender or grinder
  • A large bowl
  • A spatula
INGREDIENTS FOR ONE TRAY
  • 1 C of golden flax seeds
  • 1 C of ground golden flax seeds
  • 1/2 C pure water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
THE MAKING OF... TAKES ABOUT FIVE MINUTES
You can pre- soak the seeds overnight if you wish, but if you are in a hurry just use them dry
  • Grind 1 C of flax seeds with the salt
  • Add the flour to the bowl with the whole flax seeds
  • Mix well
  • Take a tray and spread the mixture (the height of the edge of the tray is the perfect height for the crackers)
  • Dry for five to six hours
  • Flip and let them dry overnight or for about 8 more hours, depending on how crunchy you like them
That's it actually. Easy and nice. Enjoy playing in the kitchen!

One tsp of flax seeds/ nutrients
Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 tbsp, ground
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7g
Proximates
Water
g
0.49
Energy
kcal
37
Energy
kj
156
Protein
g
1.28
Total lipid (fat)
g
2.95
Ash
g
0.26
Carbohydrate, by differenc
g
2.02
Fiber, total dietary
g
1.9
Sugars, total
g
0.11
Sucrose
g
0.08
Glucose (dextrose)
g
0.03
Fructose
g
0.00
Lactose
g
0.00
Maltose
g
0.00
Galactose
g
0.00
Starch
g
0.20
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
18
Iron, Fe
mg
0.40
Magnesium, Mg
mg
27
Phosphorus, P
mg
45
Potassium, K
mg
57
Sodium, Na
mg
2
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.30
Copper, Cu
mg
0.085
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.174
Selenium, Se
mcg
1.8
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.0
Thiamin
mg
0.115
Riboflavin
mg
0.011
Niacin
mg
0.216
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.069
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.033
Folate, total
mcg
6
Folic acid
mcg
0
Folate, food
mcg
6
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
6
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
0
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
Retinol
mcg
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.02
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.00
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
1.40
Tocopherol, delta
mg
0.02
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.3
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.256
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.527
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
2.011
Cholesterol
mg
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.021
Threonine
g
0.054
Isoleucine
g
0.063
Leucine
g
0.086
Lysine
g
0.060
Methionine
g
0.026
Cystine
g
0.024
Phenylalanine
g
0.067
Tyrosine
g
0.035
Valine
g
0.075
Arginine
g
0.135
Histidine
g
0.033
Alanine
g
0.065
Aspartic acid
g
0.143
Glutamic acid
g
0.283
Glycine
g
0.087
Proline
g
0.056
Serine
g
0.068
Hydroxyproline
g
0.012

 USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18 (2005) 
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