These Frontier Organic Whole Flax Seeds are fresh and delicious. I open them as soon as they arrive, put them in a mason jar and keep them in my freezer. When preparing them, I place a couple tablespoons of seeds in a small seed grinder, grind for about 20 seconds and then top my morning oatmeal with then. This is a great way to get your Omega 3's and a healthy dose of high quality oil into your diet. These seeds are wonderful and tasty.