Originally Posted by nelie
Ground flax seeds are subject to going rancid which is what I don't like. I can keep my chia seeds in my pantry but you need to keep flax seeds in the fridge and I'm not sure how long they stay good for in the fridge? Maybe longer than I think but I've heard so many rancid flax seed horror stories that I buy whole flax seeds when I buy them.
The ones from Flax USA claim that they do not need refrigerated, but can be if desired. I've had a bag for a few months now and it hasn't gone rancid yet. I dunno. I just keep the bag well sealed in the cupboard.