Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil

Flax Farm fresh cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil, lovely mild flavour, high in omega-3 


Liquid Cold-Pressed Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil in bottles

Cold-Pressed Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil Capsules

Flax is the same as linseed  |  How much do you need?  |   How to incorporate into food  |    Using linseed oil in therapeutic diets  |    Oil is better than supplements  |  Omega-3 to omega-6 balance  |    Ideas for using linseed oil  |Storage

Linseed (flaxseed) oil
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Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil (flax) is made the way it should be: fresh and properly cold-pressed from the very best, non-GM, linseed. It tastes mild and lightly of linseed.

Cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil is a rich source of omega-3. Flax Farm cold-pressed  linseed oil is approximately 55-60%.


Cold-pressed linseed oil is exactly the same thing as flaxseed oil

Cold-pressed linseed oil is exactly the same thing as flaxseed oil in the UK and across the rest of Europe, going back in time at least to Ancient Greece, the names are usually “lin” something.  Flax, which is a great word from an old Germanic language has always referred to the stem fibres fo linen. When referring to linseed, “flax” is a more the American name for it. The name was linseed in the UK before America was even discovered so Flax Farm is sticking to “linseed” for at least 2020. Read more about is it linseed or flax and other names for linseed

How to use cold-pressed linseed oil

Our Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil is delicate, mild and creamy; it tastes great in all sorts of foods. Some people take it off a spoon; we think it is even better when you incorporate it into food, it tastes so nice you can use it as an alternative to other fats and oils in your everyday foods. To make foods rich in omega-3 add to salad dressing, drizzle over baked potatoes, use in hummus, salsa and dips, great in smoothies, great for quick easy mayonnaise and some amazing desserts.  See Flax Farm recipes

How much linseed oil do you need to “take”

To use cold-pressed linseed oil to get a good level of omega-3  in your diet the starting point is about 1 teaspoon per day.

If you are trying to address specific health concerns you may want more, even a tablespoon or more. It tastes nice so it is easy to incorporate into everyday foods.

Linseed oil for children

With so much growing to do and developing brains omega-3 is essential for children’s development. Many parents find incorporating Flax Farm’s linseed into their children’s diets an easy way for them to get enough omega-3.


Linseed oil is a food for the whole family. It is easy to get your omega-3 to healthy levels by adding linseed oil to everyday foods. Easy to make and easy to use recipes on the recipe pages.

  • Young adults. Linseed oil provides the omega-3 for maintaining a healthy immune system and a preparing healthy body for parenthood
  • Middle age – keep that healthy youthful vibrancy and function throughout the whole body.
  • Supple joints, strong bones, energy levels, concentration and mood.

Mature adults

Many mature adults find linseed oil a beneficial food because of it’s high omega-3 content and much nicer than getting omega-3 from fish oil or cod-liver oil!  If your health is letting you down try  incorporating Flax Farm linseed oil for omega-3 to support your all over wellbeing.

Budwig diet breakfast muesli; quark (or strained Greek yoghurt) creamed with Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil, ground linseed and honey, fruit, chopped nuts and berries,
Budwig diet breakfast muesli; quark (or strained Greek yoghurt) creamed with Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil, ground linseed and honey, fruit, chopped nuts and berries,

Omega-3 for therapeutic diets

Some special diets incorporate large amounts of cold-pressed linseed oil. Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil is suitable for these special diets and protocols and they have useful suggestions for using linseed oil.

  • Budwig Diet/protocol. This is also called the flax oil cottage cheese diet or FOCC diet. Dr Johanna Budwig created this oxygentaing energising healing diet in the 1950’s. There are Budwig-allowed delicious healthy ways to enjoy large amounts linseed oil in our recipes. See Flax Farm recipes
  • Gersen Therapy
  • OMS program is a healthy lifestyle diet. It prescribes between 20 ml and 40 ml of cold-pressed linseed oil per day but no saturated fat or omega-6 vegetable oils. Linseed oil is a great asset to the diet and can be used to keep food rich and succulent and to replace other fats in many foods.
  • Flax Farm’s cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil is a great way to get the benefits of omega-3. Our cold-pressed linseed oil is a very rich source of omega-3 which is the good fat, we usually associate with fish. Omega-3 is essential, which means our bodies can’t make it so we have to get it ready made from food or supplements.

The lovely mild flavour of Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed makes it very pleasant for young children who often prefer the flavour to olive oil. At markets we find small children, especially little boys, are very enthusiastic about trying our sample oil; often until all sample oil oil and bread is gone!  As people hit adulthood using linseed oil can help maximise your nutrition and help you cope with the stresses of adult life, helping keep you you healthy and active even through retirement.

Boys enjoying a dairy-free linseed oil smoothie
The boys enjoying a dairy-free linseed oil smoothie


Why using cold-pressed linseed oil in food is three times better than omega-3 supplements

Some people find Flax Farm linseed (flaxseed) so beneficial they take it off a spoon. With its lovely mild nutty taste, it is even better when you incorporate it into food.

  1. You use it to replace butter and cream so cut down on bad fats
  2. You get more omega-3  I’s easy to incorporate into meals because it has great flavour so you will get more omega-3 naturally. Especially important if using linseed oil therapeutically.
  3. Even though you’re cutting down on naughty fats Flax Farm linseed oil will keep your meals tasting great.


See our recipes for lots of healthy omega-3 rich recipes made with our lovely cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil.

Linseed oil for omega-3: omega-6 balance

Essential fatty acid, ALA, alpha-linolenic acid.

Most of us get too much omega-6, (linoleic acid) in our diets. We get omega-6 from almost every food we eat, dairy, vegetable oils, meats, bread, oats, salad dressing, restaurant meals, cakes, snacks and ready-made meals.  Omega-3 is hard to come by in our diets which is why we often feel so much better when we increase the omega-3, which improves the omega-3, omega-6 balance. Omega-3 and a healthy ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is important.

Use Flax Farm Linseed Oil in food instead of sunflower/corn/rapeseed oil, butter or cream or even as a omega-3 rich supplement to add to or instead of some of your olive oil.  As linseed oil is rich in omega-3 don’t overheat, fry or roast.

Ideas for Using Flax Farm Cold-pressed Linseed Oil

Some of us just need to know we are using enough linseed oil to have a good amount of omega-3 in our diet. Others need to use linseed oil therapeutically for the sake of our health. Whichever linseed oil not only delivers health-giving omega-3 but also can be used to make food that tastes great. We’d like to share the ways we and Flax Farm customers like to use linseed.

Mashed into banana

Added to soup

Added to gravy

Added to stews

In yoghurt

In cooked apple

Use to make salad dressing

Mash potatoes, swede, celeriac or other root veg

Drizzled over baked potato or sweet potato

Drizzled over steamed broccoli, kale etc




Shelf-life and storage

Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil is the very best in linseed oil: exceptional quality, sweet and mild flavour.  Fresh, unprocessed, and in protective dark green glass bottles.


  • Flax Farm LogoUse within 75 days, two and a half months from opening
  • Use within four months of pressing (or up to six months if stored in the freezer)
  • Best stored in the fridge (but this isn’t absolutely essential – see article on refrigeration)
  • Always keep out of the light

Important information about using linseed oil

Remember you need to use your linseed oil to get the benefits from it. It’s not for storing at the back of the cupboard; it’s for using. Store it where you will see it and remember to use it regularly.