Flax seeds Commonly known as linseed, is a fiber crop cultivated in geographies with lower average temperatures. Flaxseed is one of the major byproducts derived from the Flax plant, apart from other popular outcomes such as linseed oil and linen. Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fats and are termed as ‘super-foods’ among the fitness circles. Flax seeds are small in size and the most popular variety is the brown one. In Asian countries like India, flax has been cultivated from at least the last 5,000 years. These seeds are cultivated in the well-drained soils & sunny weather of Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh regions of India.