Flaxseeds are sold in 2 versions, whole and ground. So which one should you buy? Actually, the nutritional content does not vary at all. However, there are 2 things to consider:
- Whole flaxseeds are harder to chew and may pass through your digestive system without ever being digested
- Ground flaxseeds will lose their freshness much sooner
What do I do? I actually buy them whole, store them in the freezer, and grind up what I need in my Magic Bullet or coffee grinder.