Flax seeds are widely used in many different spheres. For example, they are used as food, medicine. Also, these seeds are great for oil production. Linseed oil which is obtained from seeds is also used as food, for medical and technical purposes: the manufacture of varnishes, drying oils, paints, linoleum, printing, leather and footwear, medical, textile, perfumery, etc. It is a raw material for the production of various coatings, man-made fibers, insulation foams, plasticizers, high-pressure lubricants, and other polymers.
Waste from flax oil production (cake and meal) is a valuable concentrated feed for livestock with a high protein content, which is not inferior to sunflower and rapeseed oil cake in terms of the content of essential amino acids and nutritional value.
Composition of Flax Seeds
Flax seeds are oval-flattened, pointed at one end. They have the following measures:
- 4-6 mm long;
- 2-3 mm wide;
- 2 mm thick.
Smooth, shiny, brown on the surface. The taste is sweet and slimy.
There are some important characteristics of flax seeds:
- Appearance - healthy state (not warming up);
- Smell - no foreign smell;
- Mass fraction of moisture, % - no more than 9%;
- Content of trash (vegetable origin), % - 5.0%.
The seeds contain a fatty drying oil (30-48%), which includes triglycerides of linolenic (35-45%), linoleic (25-35%), oleic (15-20%), palmitic and stearic acids; mucus – 5-12%, protein – 18-33%, carbohydrates – 12-26%, organic acids, enzymes, vitamin A, sterols.
Where Can You Buy Whole Flax Seeds in Bulk?
If you are looking for flax seeds wholesale supplier in the UK (Ukraine) and you want to buy organic flax seed, you've found the right website! We offer personal terms of delivery and terms of cooperation to each client. Agroforce, LLC is on the market since 2015 and in 2020 our company earned the certificate which confirms the high quality of our organic products. It was issued by a reputable institution “Organic Standard”.
You can choose different packs for flax seeds: we have packs of 25, 50 kg, or bigger ones. Big bags are also available if needed. The shipment of the product is possible from July till March. There are such available shipping terms: FCA, DAP, CIF, FOB. Our deliveries are always on time.
If you have any questions about delivery or you need help in forming your order – contact our managers using a special form on our website. They will answer you ASAP and surely help with your request.