Flaxseeds are considered one of the worldâ€™s first super foods and have been consumed for over 6000 years. These seeds are packed with fibre, fatty acids, and fights cancer, cardiovascular problems. It is easily considered one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Flaxeeds on their own arenâ€™t necessarily the most exciting meal, but it makes great breakfast dishes. It can be cooked like one would cook oatmeal and served the same way. It can also be added in smoothies to add a nutty flavor. Flaxseeds are also added to breads and salads. In the Middle East, these seeds are added to meat dishes to create a substantial meal.
The most important point is that dried herbs and spices can never go bad if they are kept dry. Yes, the potency is lost, but it will still influence the flavor of your cooking.
Seeds, roots, leaves and flowers last longer than crushed or ground herbs and spices. When you are preparing to store your dry herbs and spices it is vital that they are completely dry. A good indication is to rub it with your finger to check if it crumbles. As oxygen degrades dried herbs and spices over time, you should store them in airtight containers. Glass jars with sealable lids are perfect, and so are metal tins. Plastic wonâ€™t do for long terms storage. Sunlight also degrades dried herbs and spices; therefore, it should be stored in a dark cabinet that is both cool and dry. If your spice rack is near the stove or cooker, steam will degrade your herbs and spices each time you open the container while cooking. When buying in bulk, you should always store only some of the dried herbs and spices in a glass or metal container. Each time you open it, it is exposed to the elements. When buying in bulk it is useful to label your containers with the purchase date and discard date.