I’ve got 3 graduating classes this weekend, so I am making crackers and cheez… I am making my two favorite cracker recipes – my delicious corn crackers based on a recipe I learned from Lillian Butler at the long-gone Raw Soul and my sunflower seed crackers based on a recipe from Living in the Raw, by Rose Ann Calabro. I think I might make two cheezes – one spicy– or I might make some salsa with my leftover tomato sauce from the zucchini pasta last night.
It is always “fun” when I bring y students the crackers — they are not quite sure if they should try them because they are American-made, and many of my foreign students are convinced they cannot like anything American. I know I will get fans from the people who want “halal” or “kosher”, and I have quite a few of those.
The best time was when I had a raw foodist in my class… he was standing around smiling shyly and avoiding all the food on the table, but when I explained to him that I, the raw food teacher, had brought the crackers and cheez, and that I could personally attest to the fact that they were made of totally raw vegan ingredients and even give him the recipe, he came over and chowed down with the rest of the class.
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I have just seen this on Raw Living Foods:
- Whole flax seeds can be stored at room temperature for at least one year.
- Ground flax can be stored at room temperature for at least four months.
- Storing whole or ground flax in the refrigerator or freezer prolongs freshness.
- Whole flax seeds and ground flax are stable during storage.
My information is slightly different:
Yes, you can store whole flax seeds at room temperature or below for up to a year.
Ground flax seeds are open to oxidation and are likely to go rancid quickly if they are not stored in the freezer (I would not take the chance. I usually grind my flax seeds as I need them. If you buy ground flax seeds: once the package has been opened, they should be stored in the freezer)
As far as flax seed crackers go, once they are dehydrated, you are talking about a dehydrated product. Dehydration does extend the life of the product.
I have kept crackers containing ground flax seed in an airtight container at room temperature for as long as 3 months with no noticeable change, but it is probably better, particularly if you might not eat them right away to put them in an airtight container in the refrigerator
My crackers do not usually stay around much more than a week or two at the most (they are my favorite snack when I have them around).