Brown linen is grown for the production of flax fiber and raw materials for fabrics, as well as for the production of vegetable oil. It is also used in pharmacology-the oil, which is extracted from flax seeds, is useful and contains phytosterols, selenium, a complex of vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids.
White (golden, yellow) linen is a specially cultivated plant that requires a special approach to cultivation. This is a representative of the oilseed grain culture, from the seeds of which oil is obtained by cold pressing. It has powerful pharmacological properties, as a medicinal raw material used flax seed, which is collected during full maturity. Linen seed is also used to make linen flour, which is widely used in cooking.