How to Boil Flax Seeds

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The process of boiling allows flax seed to release a clear, mucus-like substance that has several uses. You may use the boiled flax seed substance as a gentle, natural hair gel, or you may use it to add a healthy dose of fibre to your diet. Boiling flax seed is a straightforward process that you can accomplish in your kitchen.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Flax seed
  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Bowl

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place 4 tablespoons of flax seed in a pot.

  2. 2

    Cover the flax seed with 2 cups of water.

  3. 3

    Bring the water to a rolling boil and allow it to boil for 10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Allow the pot and contents to cool completely.

  5. 5

    Pour the cooled substance through a strainer into a deep bowl. The strainer catches the spent seeds.

  6. 6

    Allow the liquid to cool and use as a hair gel or as a food additive.

Tips and warnings

  • Use ground flax seed mixed with water to substitute for eggs in a baking recipe. To substitute flax seed for 1 egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water and stir until the consistency is similar to that of egg white.
  • Pour the gel into a clean squeeze bottle for future use.

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