Flax is one of the oldest known natural fibers derived from plants. The Latin name of the plant is: Linum usitatissimum. The name of the textile linen was taken from the translation of the Latin name Linum. Linum Usitatissimum translates from Latin as “most useful linen.” The name given by botanists to this species recognizes the value of this incredibly useful plant. For centuries, linseed, also known as flax, has been used as a source of food and oil. It contains a high percentage of oil, of which polyunsaturated omega-3 oil is the principal component.
Van de Bilt seeds and flax bv can supply various types of linseed:
- Seed for fiber flax
- Seed for oil flax
- Linseed for consumption
- Linseed for pressing
For more information, feel free to contact our sales team in Sluiskil.