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Old 06-12-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
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Also, the calories may not be as high as you think. The flax seed I buy lists a serving as 2 tbsp with 90 calories. But 16 of those calories come from fiber (it has 4g of fiber per serving). You body can't absorb fiber, so those calories don't count. So my flaxseed really has only 74 calories per 2 tbsp serving.

Also, 65 calories for 2 tsp of flax seed sounds high to me. All my sources for calorie info indicate that 1 tsp of flax seed should have about 15 calories (and that's before you subtract the calories for fiber).
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