I need to get a lot of flax. A lot. I pretty much right now can't get enough of it. I had some oil but it was so disgusting that it eventually went bad because I couldn't bring myself to drink it every day. So, recently I found a canister of pre-milled seeds and thought I'd give those a whirl. I've done some reading and I'm wondering if that was a bad idea.
Are pre-milled flaxseeds a bust? I've read things about omega-3's going away a certain time after milling. Am I getting anything out of these? (They are in a dark canister and I keep them in the fridge.)
If the pre-milled flaxseeds ARE supplying me with omega-3's, what are ways I can consume them other than oatmeal and drinking down with water (ugh)?
Will baking the milled seeds destroy the omega-3's? I know you aren't supposed to cook with the oil, but I'm not sure about baking with the seeds, as I've seen products at the store with flax in them (waffles, bread, muffins, etc.). If baking is okay, any ideas of recipes where I can include an insane amount of the milled seeds? granola bar/energy bar recipes?
Thanks in advance for any knowledge you have to share!