Linum usitatissimum L. (Linaceae -Flax Family), Linseed, Flax
Alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3)
C16:0 Palmitic acid: 3-8 %C18:0 Stearic acid: 2-8 %C18:1 Oleic acid: 11-24 %C18:2 Linoleic acid: 11-24 %C18:3 Alpha-Linolenic acid: 45-65 %
Partially good shelf life
canister, drum, IBC
Flax is one of the oldest plants of the world. The annual flax plant grows 60 - 120cm tall with mostly blue blossoms. The seeds are contained in a ball-shaped capsule.
Very high content (ca. 45% - 65%) of alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3). Used as a replacement for fish oil.
Linseed oil is mixed with other oils (e.g. jojoba oil) for regenerating extremely strained, cracked and dry skin. Because of its strongly drying effect it is also used for colors, varnish and linoleum.
Excellent edible oil for refining salads, vegetable oils and mueslis.
In naturopathy linseed oil is used as a supplement for humans and animals due to ist high content of alpha-linolenic acid.
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