As a cultivated plant flax, is grown in three purposes:
– Only for fiber – textile flax
– Seed – oil flax and
– Combined – for VLKN and seeds
Linseed is rich in oil and protein, however, oil content, it depends on the sort. Linseed oil belongs to the group of so-called dryable oil due to its high content of unsaturated fatty acids. Raw linseed oil has a dark yellow color and pungent, specific smell and taste.
Today, cold-pressed linseed oil is experiencing a renaissance, thanks to the exceptionally high content of essential fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic. At the stores, organic food appears as a special oil in small packages with special nutritional recommendations.
Due to the specific composition of fatty acids, flaxseed oil is very sensitive to oxidation and has a rather weak viability.