6 Amazing Flaxseed Oil Substitutes

by Vanya Sharma last updated -

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Flaxseed oil is widely consumed around the world for its many benefits and for its ability to be added to recipes, mainly as a nutritional supplement to shakes and smoothies. But if for some reason, you are unable to find it in your kitchen, then here are some amazing flax oil substitutes!

Flaxseed Oil Substitutes

The best flaxseed oil substitutes include peanut butter, olive oil, coconut milk, grapeseed oil, fish oil, walnut oil and more.

Peanut Oil or Butter

A spoonful of peanut butter can be used in recipes like chocolate protein powder mixes or vanilla smoothies. Given the similar taste and nutritional profile, peanut oil can be used in cooking dishes as a flax oil substitute.

Olive Oil

Another substitute for flaxseed oil is olive oil. It can be added to various dishes, but moderation is advised as it is high in calories.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk or oil can also be used as a flaxseed oil substitute, as it can be added to fruit-based smoothies for a tropical taste.

Fish Oil

This flaxseed oil substitute can either be taken in food form or in capsules. High in omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil can be found abundantly in fish such as tuna, mackerel, and sardines.

Grape Seed Oil

Not a very popular flaxseed oil substitute, grapeseed oil can also be added to various recipes and in protein shakes when you find yourself without the former.

Walnut Oil

You can add 1-2 teaspoons of walnut oil to various dishes in place of flax oil, as it gives a lovely flavor to your salads and dressings. It should be used in moderation as too much of anything can be harmful to health.

About the Author

Vanya is a passionate writer with interest in the field of health, nutrition, culture, and lifestyle. She wants to spread awareness about mental health and how to tackle it. Apart from work, she spends her time reading books, watching movies, listening to music, and sometimes just collecting her thoughts. One may often find her interacting with nature and its various aspects.

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