Flaxseed sprouts are very high in oxalic acid (which binds calcium) and because of that, they have an extremely bitter taste. If that wasn’t discouragement enough, they are also gelatinous, which makes them hard to manage for most home sprouters. Also, one of the main benefits of flax, its soft fiber, which is great for soothing and cleansing the intestinal wall, disappears during germination. Flax is a wonderful seed with many health benefits and I offer many recipes for it in my book Power Juices Super Drinks and Juice Fasting and Detoxification. But for reasons above, I don’t recommend sprouting flax.