Bulk Golden Linseed NZ

Golden Linseed

Midlands provides bulk supply of premium Golden Linseed (Flaxseed) for oil extraction or as a food ingredient for your business. As an established company producing a wide variety of arable foods, we are proud of the quality of our bulk supply Golden Linseed (Flaxseed) we deliver to businesses for the international market. If you are looking for high-quality Oilseeds for your brand, we have options available for you.

Our Bulk Golden Linseed NZ has high levels of dietary fibre both soluble and insoluble which contribute to regular laxation. In addition, the oil component provides the Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3). We cannot produce EFA’s ourselves, and therefore they need to be an essential part of our daily diet, making it an ideal functional food ingredient.  Linseed provides nutrients that will ensure optimum health and well-being for the whole family, and it can easily be incorporated into the daily diet. health and well-being for the whole family and it can easily be incorporated into the daily diet.

What is the difference between Flaxseed and Linseed?

Flaxseed and Linseed may be used interchangeably. Flaxseed is more commonly used in North America, whereas other English-speaking countries often use Linseed, especially Australia and New Zealand.

Golden Linseed Product Information


New Zealand origin, best quality and premium seed genetics

Agronomy experts. traceability and responsibly sourced

We grow our oilseeds on the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand. Our latitude, pristine air quality, consistent water supply for irrigation, and exceptional soil types allow us to produce superior seeds.

Our quest for quality and a competitive edge is ongoing to ensure that our products meet the highest international standards. With quality assurance programmes that maintain control at every point along the production process.

Our extensive investment in research and breeding programmes ensures we produce oilseeds with the best genetics, maximising quality, size, and yield. Our agronomy experts then maintain a watchful eye over crops from the planted seed through to harvest, providing the right growing advice and maintaining best practices to improve seed quality.

From planted seed to final product, we have complete traceability. Our plant-based production focus ensures we give back to the environment. Carefully planning crop rotations to improve soil health and biodiversity and producing only what is needed to balance the requirements of the land. Our oilseeds are produced in a responsible and environmentally way.

Australian produced Golden Linseed is also available.

Health Benefits

  • Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3 and Omega 6
  • Protein and Dietary Fibre
  • SDG (Secoisolariciresinol diglucoside) 
  • Phenolic Acids
  • Flavournoids
  • Lignans

Linseed has one of the highest concentrations of plant-sourced Omega 3, commonly used as a plant-based fish oil alternative. Linseed contains Omega 3, alpha-linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid that our bodies are unable to produce. It must be consumed as part of our diets to maintain good health. Omega 6, linoleic acid, is another essential fatty acid, that provides all-around health to consumers of Linseed.

Linseed Oil is also a useful ingredient in skin care, nourishing from both the inside out and when directly absorbed through the skin. As a natural alternative to synthetic preservatives or parabens, it is an essential oil with emollient properties. These properties support moisturisation, hydration, and protection of the skin. It is one of the few carrier oils with contains high levels of omega 3, alpha-linolenic acid.

Linseed protein and fibre content have functional health benefits. Protein is an essential nutrient for muscle and bone growth, maintenance, and repair. Linseed contains non-soluble dietary fibre, supporting gut health.

Linseed is the richest source of phytoestrogens (lignans).  The main lignan is SDG varies, which studies have linked to a variety of health benefits. It is also reported to contain major phenolic compounds including phenolic acids, including ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid and gallic acid, as well as flavonoids and lignans ferulic acid.

Product Applications

Golden Linseed for Oil Extraction

Golden Linseed is commonly used for oil extraction, where the seed is pressed to release only the oil. Golden Linseed Oil is used as a liquid as a supplement or as an ingredient within health products or pet foods. Alternatively, it can also be encapsulated into a soft gel capsule as a dietary supplement.

Golden Linseed as a Food Ingredient

Golden Linseed is a versatile ingredient, providing enhancing nutrition, taste, and texture to any recipe. It is popular in breakfast cereals, including granola or oats, and bakery items including breads, biscuits, and protein bars.

Ground Golden Linseed may also be used in these applications. Ground Linseed is created by crushing and milling the whole Linseed into smaller particles, giving you all the benefits of Linseed, but making it easier to digest and add to food recipes.

Flavour Profile

Slightly mild nutty flavour, slightly sweet and buttery, suitable for both sweet and savoury foods.


We have a range of product, quality, and export certifications that help deliver great products where you need them, when you need them, including;

  • Non-GMO
  • Halal
  • Kosher

Click here to find out more about our certifications and registrations, why you need them, and what they mean.


Packaging Available

Our Bulk Golden Linseed NZ is provided standard packing options. Orders are packed into containers or pellets in 25kg sacks, or in larger 500kg or 1000kg bulk bags. Other selected packaging options may be available on request. Sizes include;

Packaging options, 25kg, 500kg and 1000kg







Other packaging may be available on request. Minimum order quantities apply.

Product Variations

  • Golden Linseed
  • Organic Golden Linseed
  • Brown Linseed
  • Organic Brown Linseed

What is the difference between Brown Linseed and Golden Linseed?

Golden linseed and brown linseed are very similar. However, there are small differences in taste and nutrition. Golden linseed tends to have a more subtle flavour which is slightly sweet and buttery, whereas brown linseed is bolder, more nutty flavour.

Nutritionally, the differences are very small, and even within different crops, nutritional profiles of brown and golden linseed can cross over. Brown linseed may have less polyunsaturated fats, and more monounsaturated fat and antioxidants.

Related Products

Brown Linseed
Flaxseed Oil
Ground Linseed
Flaxseed Meal
Flaxseed Fibre

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Kajla, P., Sharma, A., & Sood, D. R. (2015). Flaxseed—a potential functional food source. Journal of Food Science and Technology52(4), 1857-1871. https://doi.org/10.1007%2Fs13197-014-1293-y


Steve Williams

Sales Manager

Ph: +64 27 553 0846

E: seed@midlands.co.nz

Golden Linseed Data Sheet  Brown Linseed Data Sheet 
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