Jane, a friend we stayed with in Feilding, introduced me to flax seeds fresh from the pod.
Pick a flax pod, break it open, and take out the little flat seeds carefully. It's fascinating the way each seed tastes different - some very sweet, others more bitter. It partly depends on the ripeness of the pod and the variety of flax, but even within each pod there is some variety.
Since coming back from our short holiday I have been sampling flax seeds from plants (with pods in varying stages of ripeness) all round Newtown and Berhampore.
I'd like to collect enough to sprinkle on a green salad.
Apparently people have also roasted them to make a coffee substitute.