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Query from: Balaji Last, India, 12/28/06
Topic: HEALTH      Submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject: Flax seed or Flax oil

Where can I buy Flax seed or Flax oil in Chennai City or Tamil Nadu State in India? Many Thanks.

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Response from: NEERAJA NAVEEN,   
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you can buy flax seed in chennai at Niligirs or nuts n species( nuts & spices in adyar adj to ODYSSY )u can buy in spencers shop.or u can buy in any big superbazar.

For those of you who enjoy milk before sleeping at night, dry roast the flax seeds, add sugar and some cardamom to this and grind to a fine powder. Store in an airtight container in your fridge. Add to hot/warm milk at night. Tastes great!!Hey! maybe gives good sleep as well!

Flax seeds should be protected from heat.It can not be used for cooking. It is very much common in the market by the name of alsi. flax seed,oil is best for depression;heart problem;constipation and related problem like fissiar; burn fat- obesity; keep mind cool; keep BP normal etc. Flax seed gives results within 2-3 weeks. Cost you only Rs.60/-per kg One tablespoon twice daily is best dose but these seed should be porperly chewed, the taste is good.it can be used to be given this for increasing height. using flax seed oil for cooking is not a good idea, instead add it to your food, once its cooked. its very useful for obesity, they claim it helps in keeping you full, something like a natural food suppressant. Flaxseed is high in fiber, so it’s important to increase water intake along with increased in flax intake.

flaxseeds, was none other than “akshi” which is used in making chutney for our everyday meal. Flaxseeds are called as “akshi” in Kannada, “jawas” in Marathi and “alsi” in Hindi. These seeds are flat, oval, glossy, and are pointed at one end. The color of the flaxseed ranges from light to dark reddish brown. Whole flaxseed comes with Mother Nature’s own finest packaging—its natural hard hull keeps it fresh.

Flaxseed has long been valued for its health benefits but only recently have researchers investigated its helpful compounds. One of the unique characteristics of flax is the oil in the seed. Flaxseed is over 40 percent oil. Like other vegetable oils, flax oil is a mixture of fatty acids, but it is the highest single source of a fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid or ALA.

ALA is a member of the omega-3 fatty acid family. They are essential fatty acids, which the body cannot make, but absolutely needs for normal growth and development. These fats must be supplied by diet. Hundreds of studies have shown that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of heart attacks, strokes, and abnormal heart rhythms. Lately, omega-3 fatty acids have become more visible in the grocery store as various producers are selling eggs that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Well the easiest way to increase the omega-3 fatty acids in eggs is to feed the hen flaxseed. Thus, we the end consumer, have a choice—eat omega-3 enriched eggs or go to the source and add flax to our diet directly!

Whole flax seeds are sold inexpensively at natural-food stores and some Indian grocery stores. It is best to buy them whole and grind them as needed in a coffee grinder. It is imperative to grind these tiny, hard-shelled seeds, or they will pass through the body undigested. Ground flax meal is also available in some health stores but it should be refrigerated in an airtight, opaque container, where it will keep for up to 30 days. You’ll know that flax meal has spoiled if it smells like oil paint.

These little brown seeds also make a great egg substitute. When flax seeds are blended with water, they develop a texture like egg whites. This slightly gummy substance can be used in place of eggs or egg whites in baked goods or as an excellent binder in meatless-loaves made from nuts, grains, and vegetables.

To replace one egg, grind about 1 tablespoons of flax seeds to a fine powder in a blender, spice mill, or food processor. Add 3 tablespoons of water and blend until slightly thickened, about a minute. If mixing by hand after grinding the seeds, whisk vigorously for a few minutes to thicken the mixture. This egg substitute is not suitable for recipes like soufflés or sponge cakes.

so enjoy natures gift.

Below are given some of the names to Linseed in different Languages.

Local Names of Linseed or flax seed:

Ø English- Linseed

Ø Hindi- Alsi

Ø Telugu -Avise Ginjalu

Ø Tamil- Alivirai

Ø Marathi -Juwas

Ø Bengali -Tishi

Ø Gujarati- Alsi

Ø Urdu -Alsi

see the link for flax seeds :

http://www.flaxhealth.com/howflaxhe…

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Response from: S S,   
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Hi,

you can buy flax seed in chennai at Niligirs/nuts n species.nuts & spices in adyar adj to ODYSSY.

The address of some seed suppliers in Tamil Nadu, which got from Net,

Star Impex, Coimbatore ,Location: 348, Gandhi Road, Anupperpalayam Post,Tirupur , Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 641 001

Dawn Exports, Coimbatore, Coimbatore ,Location: 21/ A, Kanarajar Street, Kullatthotam Vadavalli , Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 641 041

Star Impex, Coimbatore ,Location: 348, Gandhi Road, Anupperpalayam Post,Tirupur , Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 641 001

Stanagro Seeds ( A Division of Gorantla Farm Pvt. Ltd.), Chennai ,Location: No. 339 (Old No. 211), Poonamallee High Road, Ist Floor, Aminjikarai , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 600 029

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Response from: Geetha Gopakumar,   
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It costs you around Rs.60/-per kg.you can buy flax seed in chennai at Niligirs/nuts n species. The local Name of Flax Seed in Tamil is "Alivirai". This is available in all departmental/Provision stores.

Its name in other langages in India are : English - Linseed Hindi- Alsi Telegu Avise - Ginjalu Tamil - Marathi - Juwas Bengali- Tishi Gujarati- Alsi Urdu - Alsi .

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Response from: deepa Rajendran,   
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Hi Balaji,

Flaxseeds are called as “akshi” in Kannada, “jawas” in Marathi and “alsi” in Hindi. These seeds are flat, oval, glossy, and are pointed at one end. The color of the flaxseed ranges from light to dark reddish brown. Whole flaxseed comes with Mother Nature’s own finest packaging—its natural hard hull keeps it fresh.

Flax has long been known for its use in linen clothing, and now it is gaining considerable attention as a food for its possible role in lowering the risk of heart disease. Whole flax seeds are sold inexpensively at natural-food stores and some Indian grocery stores. It is best to buy them whole and grind them as needed in a coffee grinder. It is imperative to grind these tiny, hard-shelled seeds, or they will pass through the body undigested. Ground flax meal is also available in some health stores. Flax seed is available @ NUTS & SPICES outlets in Chennai. {Example nuts & spices in adyar adj to ODYSSY} In Bangalore Flax is available at this rate of Rs.400 at Prem Provision stores. Flax seeds are sold inexpensively at natural-food stores and some Indian grocery stores every where in Kerala and the whole country. you can buy flax seed in chennai at Niligirs/nuts n species.

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Response from: Mrs. Sai Sai,   
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Balaji Last,

Flax seeds may be available in Nattu marandhu kadai in Madras at RAMSAMY &SONS near Kannashyam kovil Near evening bazaar (Rasappa Chetty St. in park town in MADRAS.

Flax Seeds are available in Nilgiris on Brigade road

(http://forumhub.com/southfood/26591…)

Flaxseed:

Flaxseed has a mild nutty flavor and is often used simply sprinkled over hot dishes such as cooked cereal or stir fry's. The seed can also be sprouted and used in salads and sandwiches.

Do not use if you have bowel obstruction or thyroid problems. Always take with water. May decrease the absorption of medications.

Heating or cooking flaxseed oil will destroy the omega-3 fatty acids in it and also cause the formation of harmful free radical oxidants. Best if taken with a meal that contains some fat.

You can also see this link

http://indiacurrents.com/news/view_…

Flaxseeds are called as Ali vidai in Tamil, Cheruchana vithu in Malayalam akshi in Kannada, jawas in Marathi and alsi in Hindi. These seeds are flat, oval, glossy, and are pointed at one end. The color of the flaxseed ranges from light to dark reddish brown. Whole flaxseed comes with Mother Natures own finest packagingits natural hard hull keeps it fresh.

Flaxseed has long been valued for its health benefits. One of the unique characteristics of flax is the oil in the seed. Flaxseed is over 40 percent oil. Like other vegetable oils, flax oil is a mixture of fatty acids, but it is the highest single source of a fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid or ALA.

ALA is a member of the omega-3 fatty acid family. They are essential fatty acids, which the body cannot make, but absolutely needs for normal growth and development. These fats must be supplied by diet. Hundreds of studies have shown that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of heart attacks, strokes, and abnormal heart rhythms.

Whole flax seeds are sold inexpensively at natural-food stores and some Indian grocery stores. It is best to buy them whole and grind them as needed in a coffee grinder.

It is imperative to grind these tiny, hard-shelled seeds, or they will pass through the body undigested.

Ground flax meal is also available in some health stores but it should be refrigerated in an airtight, opaque container, where it will keep for up to 30 days. Youll know that flax meal has spoiled if it smells like oil paint.

These little brown seeds also make a great egg substitute. When flax seeds are blended with water, they develop a texture like egg whites. This slightly gummy substance can be used in place of eggs or egg whites in baked goods or as an excellent binder in meatless-loaves made from nuts, grains, and vegetables.

To replace one egg, grind about 1 tablespoons of flax seeds to a fine powder in a blender, spice mill, or food processor. Add 3 tablespoons of water and blend until slightly thickened, about a minute. This egg substitute is not suitable for recipes like souffls or sponge cakes.

Flaxseed is high in fiber, so its important to increase water intake along with increased in flax intake.

Flaxseed Chutney

1cup flax seeds 10-12 curry leaves 6-8 dried red chillies Salt to taste

In a toaster oven place the seeds, curry leaves, and red chilies at 250 degrees for 10-12 minutes. You will get the nutty roasted aroma. Cool for 15 minutes and grind the seeds to the consistency of cornmeal in a coffee grinder.

Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for one month.

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Response from: Anonymous Anone,   
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Flaxseeds are called as “akshi” in Kannada, “jawas” in Marathi and “alsi” in Hindi. These seeds are flat, oval, glossy, and are pointed at one end. The color of the flaxseed ranges from light to dark reddish brown. Flaxseeds are slightly larger than sesame seeds and have a hard shell that is smooth and shiny. Whole flaxseed comes with Mother Nature’s own finest packaging—its natural hard hull keeps it fresh. Whole flax seeds are sold inexpensively at natural-food stores and some Indian grocery stores. It is best to buy them whole and grind them as needed in a coffee grinder. If you know how it looks like then it will be easier for you to identify and buy it in stores near you home.Most of local stores have it .we need to use the local term to describe and picture recognistion to identify.

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Response from: Janaki Krishna,   
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Linseed is a cool temperate annual herb with erect, slender stems, 60-80 cm tall. Linseed (Linum uaitdissimum L.) belongs to the family Linaceae and the genus Linum which has 100 species. A cultivated plant in closely spaced field conditions it has little branching except at the apex. Leaves are alternate, lanceolated and greyish-green with 3 veins. Flowers are 5 petalled in a cluster, bright blue or white in some forms. The sepals are lanceolated and nearly as long as the pointed fruit. The fruit are spherical capsules. The seeds are oval, somewhat flattened, 4-6mm long and are pale to dark brown and shiny. It has been grown from ancient times for fiber (flax) and for its seed which is rich in oil.

Company: Omshakthi Exports Address: 34, South Car Street, Nagercoil Zipcode: 629001 City: Tamil Nadi Country: India Tel: 0091-4652-225621 / 227422 Fax: 0091-4652-224373 url: http://www.ec21.com/omshakthii…

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Response from: muhammad quresh,   
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Flax seed is available at nuts and spices outlets in chennai. {nuts & spices in adyar adj to ODYSSY } You can also get flax seeds in "Foodworld" now known as "Spencer" and also in herbal stores in Chennai.

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Response from: C. Raj, United Kingdom,   
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Atoz Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, Chennai Location: 12, Balaji Nagar, Ambattur , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 600 053

Hydrolina Biotech Private Limited, Chennai Location: New #122, Ramachandran Street, Vasudevan Nagar, Jafferkhanpet , Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 600 083

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Response from: Yogi Gupta,   
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In Hindi Flaxseed is known as Alsi. You can ask for Alsi at almost any store that sells spices and grains. If they don't have it, they will be able to get it for you.

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Response from: Kamala Swaminathan,   
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Hi,

It is available in Spencers Stores(formerly known as Foodworld).

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