Hi, ChuckieT. It doesn’t matter whether your flax seeds are golden or not. They’re both high in Omega-3 fatty acids and will help you meet your daily fiber requirements. What’s important is that you run what you’re going to eat through a little coffee grinder. Unground seeds that have gone through the intestinal tract can be planted and will sprout!!! If you don’t grind the seeds, you’ll still benefit from their mucilaginous properties (fiber-like qualities), but not their fatty acid properties, which are only released when the outer hull is cracked. Quick recommendations are:
1. Don't cook with the flax seeds; it destroys the fragile fatty acid chains.
2. Grind only what you're going to use (about 2 Tablespoons) because Omega-6 fatty acid chains quickly go rancid when exposed to oxygen.
Flax seeds have a slightly nutty taste and are VERY filling. They taste good sprinkled on yogurt, added into cottage cheese, eaten alone with milk and some sort of sweetener, kinda like oatmeal or Cream of Wheat. They can be added into just about anything. Just don’t cook or heat them.