Organic Golden Linseed FAQ

What are Organic Golden Linseeds?

Our high quality Organic Golden Linseed is 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 golden-yellow seeds shaped like an apple pip which are approximately 4–7mm in length.

Where is our Organic Golden Linseed from?

This ingredient is batch dependant. Our Organic Golden Linseed is a product of Canada/China/Argentina.

What are alternative names for this ingredient?

Alternative names include Common Flax, Flachs, Flachssamen, Flax Seed, Gemeiner Flachs, Golden Flax, Graine de Lin, Kattan, Keten, Leinsamen, Lin Oléagineux, Linaza, Lini Semen, Linho, Lino Comune, Malsag, Saatlein, Ta Ma, Tisii and Winterlien.

Are they Soil Association certified?

Yes! Our Organic Linseed are organic.

What do they look like?

This ingredient appear polished, oval shaped seeds that are pointed at the end.

How would you describe the flavour?

Golden Linseed have a oily mucilaginous nutty taste.

What is the shelf life?

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

What is the suggested use?

Organic Golden linseeds 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 and can be used in the same way that you use sesame seeds, try using golden linseed to make a delicious alternative to sesame tahini!

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