The Benefits of Flax: Flax Spread

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Makes 2/3 of a cup
Try this contemporary version of the Greek khrysokolla on toast or firm whole-grain crackers.

  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  1. Grind the nuts in a clean electric coffee mill (pulse for about 3 seconds). Scrape the nuts into a large, wide-mouthed jar.
  2. Grind the flaxseed until pulverized (10 to 20 seconds). Add to the jar.
  3. Pour in the honey and stir to mix. Cap and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutritional content per tablespoon: 54 calories; 2.4 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 8 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g protein; 0.4 g fiber; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 mg sodium.


Cornelia Carlson holds a doctorate in biochemistry and is an avid grower and user of herbs. She writes from her home in ­­Southern California.

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