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How to Ground Flax Seed

author image Rose Erickson
Rose Erickson has been a professional writer since 2010. She specializes in fitness, parenting, beauty, health, nutrition and saving money, and writes for several online publications including The Krazy Coupon Lady. She is also a novelist and a mother of three.
How to Ground Flax Seed
A large spoonful of flax seed. Photo Credit: Anetlanda/iStock/Getty Images

Flax seed provides an abundance of nutritional benefits. It is high in fiber, which helps improve your digestive system. Flax seed is also full of alpha-linolenic acid, which is an omega-3 fatty acid that can help combat arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease. The outside of a flax seed is very hard to crack -- it will likely pass undigested through your body if you eat it whole. Grinding flax seed first makes it easier to digest and ensures that you absorb all of the nutrients.

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Step 1

Measure out the desired amount of seeds and pour them into a clean coffee grinder, blender or food processor.

Step 2

Turn the setting to the finest grind possible and close the lid. Turn the grinder on.

Step 3

Grind the flax seed for 10 to 15 seconds, or until the seeds have turned into a very fine, ground meal.

Step 4

Store the ground flax seed in an opaque, airtight container in the refrigerator for as long as 90 days if you don't use it immediately.

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