The oil content of flax oilseeds is 42 to 44%, and they hold up to 23 % protein. Its seeds are used to produce oil, which is mainly applied for technical purposes. Its ability to rapidly dry forming a solid thin and flexible film makes it possible to manufacture high-quality paint oil, as well as varnishes and enamels.

Flax oil has a world lead among technical oils by overall production. It is commonly used in electrical engineering, paper and soap industries, as well as in the manufacturing medicine and perfumes. Flax oil is used as a food component in small amounts.

As compared to oilseeds and legumes, flax stands out due to its nutritional value and functional properties. Flax seeds are extremely rich in fat с with high levels of α-linolenic acid (hereinafter ALA) ‑ fatty acid of the omega-3 family, dietary fiber, protein with a high biological value, lignans and phenolic compounds. Due to the high content of phytocompounds with phytoestrogenic activity (lignans) and ALA, flax seeds fall into the functional food category.

GOST 10582-76

Restrictive standards for peas supplied for processing into formula feed and forage



Fat mass fraction, %, not less


Humidity, %, max


Weed impurities, %, max


Oilseed impurities, %, max


Cereal pest infestation

Not allowed