6 Amazing Flaxseed Oil Substitutes

by Vanya Sharma last updated -

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.

A small glass jar of flaxseed oil kept next to a jar of flaxseeds

Flaxseed oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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.

A jar of grapeseed oil kept next to grapes and its seeds

Grapeseed oil is considered a healthy alternative to vegetable oil. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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.

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Vanya Sharma is a writer at heart with interests in the health and nutrition domain and has experience in content creation, collaboration, and content strategy. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

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