Some recipes that include flaxseed oil include Whole Food's flaxseed oil salad dressing, Cookie and Kate's Super Kale, Hemp and Flaxseed Oil Pesto and Shape Magazine's flasxeed muffins. Each recipe uses flaxseed oil to replace other oils and fats that would be used in other recipes.
Flaxseed oil is an incredibly popular health supplement because it contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, which promote a healthy heart and circulatory system. In order for flaxseed oil to retain all its health benefits, it must be stored in a cold environment. As such, it is ideal for recipes that do not require baking, such as cold sauces and salad dressings. While baking does remove some of the Omega-3 fatty acids, it does not remove enough to significantly decrease any health benefits.
Flaxseed oil is also used to treat physical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and mental conditions such as depression and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. In these circumstances, the flaxseed oil does not need to be consumed on its own, but can be added into foods.
As flaxseed oil is a polyunsaturated fatty acid containing alpha-linolenic acid, it is also known to decrease swelling and inflammation. This makes it a natural and effective treatment for dry or irritated skin.