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How to Make Flaxseed Powder at Home

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.

Learn the correct way to roast flaxseed, grind it to a powder and store it.

Learn the correct way to roast flaxseed, grind it to a powder and store it.

Flaxseed, known in India as alsi ke beej, is a superfood loaded with nutritional goodness, including omega-3 and omega-6 healthy fats. It is available as golden coloured and brown coloured seeds.

As flaxseeds are quite hard, they may pass through the digestive tract unbroken and undigested. Therefore, it is necessary to grind them before consuming them.

Learn the right way to grind flaxseeds by following the method outlined below. The linked video demonstrates these steps, as well.

Do try it out and share your experience.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

2 min

3 min

5 min

several servings


  • 1 cup whole flaxseeds


  1. Dry-roast the flaxseeds on low heat until they turn crisp and turn a little darker in colour, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the roasted flaxseeds to a plate and let them cool down completely.
  3. Place the seeds in a grinder jar and grind to a powder using small pulses. Check your progress in between pulses.
  4. Transfer the powder to a plate. Let it cool down completely before transfering it to a dark-coloured, glass, airtight bottle. Store it in the fridge.

Note: Don't Prepare Too Much at a Time

As ground flaxseed powder can quickly turn rancid, you should grind it only in small batches. In order to preserve its freshness (as well as nutritional value), I recommend that you prepare no more than 7-10 days' worth of powder at a time.

If you wish to preserve it a little longer, you can also store the powder in the freezer.

How to Make Flaxseed Powder at Home

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