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Flaxseed Substitute?

Living in Indonesia has it’s ups and downs (like anywhere!) but it’s a real downer when you are looking for flax seed.

Apparently they don’t exist here in Indonesia.

Anybody got any alternatives; or maybe someone in Indonesia (Surabaya) can point me in the right direction.

Cheers!

[quote]andrewscott wrote:
Living in Indonesia has it’s ups and downs (like anywhere!) but it’s a real downer when you are looking for flax seed.

Apparently they don’t exist here in Indonesia.

Anybody got any alternatives; or maybe someone in Indonesia (Surabaya) can point me in the right direction.

Cheers![/quote]

Olive oil…Are you stoned in ur avatar?

[quote]ty45 wrote:
Olive oil…Are you stoned in ur avatar?[/quote]

NO!..that’s something else that is difficult to do here in Indonesia, and it’s off the the firing range if you do!

Olive oil…anything else?

are u using flax seed for the healthy fats or the fiber? If using it for the fats, can u get fish oil?

[quote]elusive wrote:
are u using flax seed for the healthy fats or the fiber? If using it for the fats, can u get fish oil? [/quote]

I’m using it for the fats.

  1. Olive oil
  2. Fish Oil

Almonds and Walnuts are other great choices.

[quote]elusive wrote:
Almonds and Walnuts are other great choices.[/quote]

Ah… ok so Indonesia is not good for them either, the Almonds come imported and completely desecrated with sugar…and the Walnuts…well are not imported yet.

What about cashew nuts? We have them here.

[quote]andrewscott wrote:
elusive wrote:
Almonds and Walnuts are other great choices.

Ah… ok so Indonesia is not good for them either, the Almonds come imported and completely desecrated with sugar…and the Walnuts…well are not imported yet.

What about cashew nuts? We have them here. [/quote]

If you are using flax seed for it’s omega 3 content then walnuts fish oil and fatty fish.

Other nuts have great fats but not much omega 3.

Flaxseed is translated to “biji rami” in Indonesian. It is also called linseed.
Here is a link that might be helpfull
http://dwiprimakaryaguna.indonetwork.co.id/411692/linseed-oil.htm
If you are looking for the omega-3, advocado has a lot of it and you should be able
to buy it in Indonesia.

just found this thread.

plenty of flaxseed here in Indonesia.
to buy just go to:

  1. “foodhall” supermarket,
  2. clubsehat (www.clubsehat.com)
  3. or go to indian spices / herb store

HTH :slight_smile: