Flax is a food and fiber crop that is cultivated all over the world. Flax is grown in cooler climates of the world. Flax has been used in linen, textile, and clothes.
When we refer to flax at Cooking Up Vegan we are referring to the seeds. The seeds can be bought whole, ground, finely ground, or even toasted.
Flax seeds come in two types of varieties, which include brown and golden (yellow). Both types of flax produce amazing beneficial oils, and are rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3. Flax is used a lot in vegan baking in the form of a flax egg. A flax egg is flax mixed with water to create a binder in baked goods.
Ground flax seeds are used as a vegan egg replacement.« Back to Glossary Index