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FLAX SEEDS

Flax seed extract is a genus of approximately 200 spicies in the flowering plant family Linaceae. They are native to temperate and subtropical regions of the word. The genus includes the common flax (L. usitatissimum), the best fibre of which is used to produce linen and the seeds to produce linseed oil.

Flax is grown both for its seeds and for its fiber.
Flax is an erect annual plant growing to 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) tall, with slender stems. The leaves are glaucous green, slender lanceolate, 20–40 mm long and 3 mm broad. The flowers are pure pale blue, 15–25 mm diameter, with five petals; they can also be bright red.

The fruit is a round, dry capsule 5–9 mm diameter, containing several glossy brown seeds shaped like an apple pip, 4–7 mm long.In addition to referring to the plant itself, the word “flax” may refer to the unspun fibres of the flax plant.

Cullinary Uses:

Flax seed is used for industrial applications, with two of the more common products being Linseed oil and Linoleum.
Flax seed is the source of linseed oil, which is used as an edible oil, nutritional supplement, Animal feed and as an ingredient in many wood finishing products Flax seed oil is an important ingredient in paints, varnishes, and linoleum.
Various parts of the plant have been used to make fabric, dye, paper, medicines, fishing nets, hair gels, cloths, ropes and soap.

Medicinal Uses:

Flax seeds are used for treating asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine headaches and osteoporosis.
Flax seeds have high levels of lignans which protect against breast cancer.
Flax Seeds improves the quality of hair, nails, and skin, as well as helps to lose weight or bulk up.
Flax seeds lowers cholesterol, blood pressure and prevents arthritis and cancers.
Standard grades of Flax Seeds available with us are as follows:

Specifiaction of Flax Seeds
Product Name Flax Seed Botanical Source Linum usitatissmum L.
Item Specification Test Method
Maker Compounds Lignans(as SDG) 20% HPLC
Organoleptic
Appearance Fine Powder Visual
Color Yellowish Visual
Odor Characteristic Organoleptic
Taste Characteristic
Part Used Seeds
Physical Characteristics
Particle Size NLT100%Through 80 mesh CP2010-appendiXIB
Loss on Drying NMT5.0% CP2010-appendiIXG
Bulk Density 40-60g/100ml CP2010
Heavy metals
Total Heavy Metals NMT20ppm CP2010-appendixIXE
Arsenic NMT2ppm CP2010-appendixIXB
Lead NMT2ppm CP2010-appendixIXB
Cd NMT1ppm CP2010-appendixIXB
Hg NMT0.5ppm CP2010-appendixIXB
Microbiological Tests

Container stuffing information:

Approximately 20 M. Tonnes per 20 feet container for flax seeds.

Analysis of Exports of Flax Seeds:

India exported flax seeds worth USD 19,786,617 with total quantity of 18,412,131. Netherlands is the largest buyer of flax seeds accounting for exports worth USD 6,252,531 followed by Germany and United States which imported flax seeds worth USD 5,702,802 and USD 3,153,309 respectively.

The countries which are importing Flax Seeds from India are:

NetherlandsNetherlands
United StatesUnited States
AustraliaAustralia
CanadaCanada
Italy Italy
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
BelgiumBelgium
UAEUAE
AustriaAustria