Flaxseed Meal has to be kept in the fridge or freezer to prevent it from becoming rancid due to its rich omega-3 oil content. This time round I decided to carry out an experiment after I opened a fresh pack. I stored half in the freezer and I made airtight sachets for the remaining half. And it worked!
I sealed the sachets with the edge of a hot iron set between silk and cotton, using a handkerchief over the plastic bags to protect it from totally melting and sticking to the iron. I gave each bag a good hard press with a sliding motion by tilting the iron so that the edge is the only part rubbing on the kerchief. The result: a good airtight seal.
As for the bags, well, we have this store known as SKP which is all over our island and where you can get a whole range of disposable food containers and plastic bags as well as stationery and kids’ party stuff. So, if you have these bags or something similar, do give it a try. With 3 tsps in each sachet, they are perfect for adding to any hot drink or meal especially when eating out.
P.S. Actually, the way my mother seals stuff is to pass the edge of the plastic bag through a candle flame. It’s an art that can be easily learned. I couldn’t do the same with these bags because of the really thin plastic. The hot iron worked out best.