I am fascinated with flax seeds. I just started eating them because I want to improve my fiber intake, and have already managed to chip a tooth on flax seed corn chips, so certainly take caution.
I've dumbed it down to flax seed meal, where they are much more mild. The flavor is incredible - very subtle and nutty, but I've always been a fan of sesame seeds and things like that. If you don't care about mild flavors, the flax seed probably won't be a draw for you for flavor but it should be for health.
Just two tablespoons of this little magic nut provides 140% of Omega 3 fatty acids. If you've noticed, people who eat a lot of salmon and fish have amazing hair and skin. The omega 3 fatty acids found in salmon can take credit for this, so if you are too lazy to prepare a fresh salmon (like me) sprinkle some flax seed onto cereal, yogurt anything and you'll be looking good in no time. On top of the benefit to your skin, omega 3 fatty acids provide tons of other health benefits including blood clot reduction - in other words, if your omega 3 content is high, you have a better chance avoiding heart attack and stroke.
I'm just saying. Flax seeds are good. Don't ignore these little buddies just cause they're small. After all, good things come in small packages.