Flax Seed question - Bulk vs Pre-packaged (for the Shake)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TwinMa, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member

    I am grinding my own flax from flax seed for the shake. I have been buying 15 oz bags made by Spectrum Essentials called "Organic Whole Premium Flaxseed". They cost about $4 on sale ($5 reg).

    I have also purchased Barleans (sp?) 16 oz. container for about $8.

    I buy most of this from Whole Foods or Wild Oats. I recently saw that they had flax seed in the bulk bins for $1.49/pound.

    My question is: Is the bulk flax seed just as good as the packaged stuff? The price is sure way better. I'm just wondering if there is some quality issue where the packaged flax seeds are more carefully screened, or am I just paying more for the packaging?!

    Katy