Flax, Sussex (Organic)

Linum usitatissimum.

A fairly tall flax at about 3′ that is good for fiber production. The brown seeds are noteworthy for their high alpha-linolenic acid (an Omega-3 fatty acid) content, as tested by the Irish Seed Savers Association. Eighteen varieties were tested with polyunsaturated fat percentages between 28-75%, and Sussex had the highest. Many Western diets are deficient in Omega-3 and excessive in Omega-6. Balancing this ratio could offer many health benefits including battling depression and mood disorders. A heritage English flax/ linseed from Sussex that came to us via The Irish Seed Savers Association.


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