Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil

Flax Farm fresh cold pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil, great tasting, high in omega-3 

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 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.

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.

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 very anti-inflammatory energising diet and many extremely delicious healthy ways to enjoy large amounts linseed oil. See Flax Farm recipes
  • Gersen Diet
  • Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis/OMS program is a program for those MS or other autoimmune systems. 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.
  • Most of us need more omega-3 and some people need to take more omega-3 for special diets to control inflammation.  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

Linseed oil for children

Many children benefit from the omega-3 in linseed oil and its anti-inflammatory properties. Children with asthma and eczema often have to be dairy-free and find the exceptionally mild taste of Flax Farm linseed oil makes a particularly delicious dairy-free addition to dairy-free smoothies and other foods.

  • Babies and toddlers from weaning onward. Omega-3 is essential children to develop to their full genetic potential
  • School children. Omega-3 supports healthy brain function and concentration. Correct balance of omega-3 supports a healthy immune system. Omega-3 also supports healthy skin.
  • Teenagers. Omega-3 for healthy growth, hormone balance and mood. Omega-3 can also be helpful for teenagers because it helps support their skin at this difficult time.


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.

  • Linseed oil provides the essential fatty acid omega-3 for health at all ages
    Linseed oil provides the essential fatty acid omega-3 for health at all ages

    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. Particularly blood-sugar levels, weight-control, fighting inflammation and stress management
  •  – 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 really getting you down and you need more support try any one of the therapeutic diets above which all incorporate Flax Farm linseed oil for omega-3 and better health and wellbeing.

Why using Flax Farm 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. You can triple the omega-3 benefit by making Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil one of your everyday ingredients. See our recipes for lots of healthy omega-3 rich recipes made with cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil.

  1. You cut down on bad fats
  2. You get more omega-3
  3. Even though you’re cutting down on naughty fats Flax Farm linseed oil will keep your meals tasting great.

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, the inflammatory fat 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 in food instead of olive oil, butter or cream; because it is rich in omega-3 don’t overheat, fry or roast.  (lots of people find it so beneficial they take it on a teaspoon first thing in the morning. To enjoy our linseed oil at its best use within 2.5 months of opening or four months of pressing.  Best stored in a fridge, storing in a freezer will help keep it fresh up to a couple of months longer, but most important store out of the light.

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.