Golden Linseed and Brown Linseed
Organic Certification UK5
Linseed is in the family Linum usitatissimum. Linum is an erect annual herb with a glabrous stem and few branches, growing about 60cm in height and cultivated in most temperate and tropical regions. The stem bears alternate, sessile, simple entire lanceolate to oblong leaves. Each branch produces one or two violet-blue five-petalled flowers in a terminal cluster from June to August, and a globular capsule containing about ten seeds.
There are two types linseed: brown linseed and golden linseed. These two types linseeds have similar nutritional values and equal amounts of short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Linseed is a great source for Omega 3. For more nutritional information about linseed, please visit another page of our website
There is a long history of consuming brown linseed by human being. Linseed can also be used to make oil. Depending the processing, some linseed oil are healthy food, whereas solvent-processed oil has been used as a drying oil in painting and varnishing. Golden Linseed can be added to a number of recipes, for example, you can add some it to your cereal,or add to baking when making scones, bread or biscuits. Some people also like to add linseed into their yogurt. If you would like to add it to your cereal, it would be better if you could soak it or ground it first.
Please note excessive consumption of linseed can cause diarrhea.