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.
The Flax crop requires a relative humidity of 50 % & 7 inches rains evenly distributed for 3 Months. This is a winter crop & requires alluvial soil. Hence, the Indian climate & soil are suitable for a good growth of the crop. Flax is mainly grown in India Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam & West Bengal.
Purity: Machine & Mechanically Sortex Cleaned 99.90% to 99.99%
Size: 6-7 mm seed size
Certification: EU, NPOP & NOP-USDA Certified
Packaging: Packed in sizes of 25 and 50 LBS & also in 10, 25, 50 Kgs & 1 MT bags. Either Multiwall paper bags, Tote Bags, PP bags, Plastic bags. We also provide customized packaging.
Flax seeds have varied uses & this makes this crop a versatile one. Flax seeds come in two basic varieties: (1) brown; and (2) yellow or golden. Most types have similar nutritional characteristics and equal numbers of short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. The exception is a type of yellow flax called solin (trade name Linola), which has a completely different oil profile and is very low in omega-3 FAs.
Flax seeds produce a vegetable oil known as flaxseed or linseed oil, which is one of the oldest commercial oils, and solvent-processed flax seed oil has been used for centuries as a drying oil in painting and varnishing. It is used in paints & varnishes, used as a fibre & cattle feed as well.