Latin Name: Linum usitatissimum
Plant Family: Linaceae
Other Names: Alasi, Aliviraaii, Brown Flaxseed, Brown-Seeded Flax, Common Flax, Echter Lein, Flachs, Flachssamen, Graine de Lin, Kattan, Keten, Leinsamen, Linaza, Linho, Lino Comune, Linseed Flax, Lint Bells, Linum, Malsag, Saatlein, Ta Ma, Tisii & Winterlien.
Description: Our Linseed is a tasty way of adding extra fibre to your daily diet, it’s also high in omega 3 fatty acid and is gluten and lactose free, with a variety of delicious uses for adding a flavoursome buttery-nuttiness and crunch to your meals. Organic linseeds are harvested from an upright annual plant native to south-west Asia and south-eastern Europe, which grows up to 1.2 metres high, with slender stems. The leaves thin, lanceolate and 20-40mm in length and glaucous-green in colour. The 5-petaled flowers are an iridescent pale blue in colour with darker blue vertical veining and are 15–25mm in diameter with a yellowish ‘eye’ at the centre of the petals. When the petals fall, fruit capsules appear in the shape of segmented globes, 5–9 mm diameter; beige-brown to dark brown in colour, each capsule contains several glossy brown seeds shaped like an apple pip which are approximately 4–7mm in length.
Interesting Fact: Linseed oil is sometimes sold for its nutritional value, but the majority of linseed oil is used by the petrochemical industries to make items such as linseed putty, oils for treating and finishing wood, and in some brands of paint and varnishes. It was also one of the key ingredients used in the manufacture of the floor covering linoleum which was common flooring in the UK during the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries before vinyl floor coverings became common place, the floor covering was patented in 1864 by Frederick Walton who formed the ‘Linoleum Manufacturing Company’ based in Staines, Middlesex, in 1869.
Ingredients: Whole dried seeds of Linum usitatissimum.
SUGGESTED USELinseed can be used in a variety of ways to add to the nutritional value of your meals, sprinkle on to your breakfast cereal, and stir into yogurt, smoothies and juices. Add to soups and casseroles, they are nice added to dumplings for extra crunch and texture, sprinkle on to cooked vegetables, salads and add to cakes, biscuits and flapjack recipes. They make a tasty topping for breads and pastries.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
All culinary orders placed by 11am will be dispatched the same day (excluding weekends).*
For all other orders, please allow 2 working days for your order to be packed and dispatched. For large orders (over 15 items) please allow 1-2 days extra.
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* Only applies to fully "culinary" orders and up to a maximum of 10 items per order.