Edible flax, or Linseed as farmers call it in this country, are harvested from prolific seed bearing short varieties which are not grown for their fibre content.

Cut with a conventional combine harvester, the seed is sold for human consumption, animal feed and crushing for oil.

We are keen and working towards getting more fresh UK grown and processed Cotswold flax/linseed products into local markets later this year.

For information on the benefits of adding flaxseed to your diet we recommend the link below:


Flaxseed—a potential functional food source

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