World trade in flax includes the use of this plant in almost all spheres of human activity.
Clothing is made from flax, it is used for the manufacture of packaging, building materials, household goods, and also as a useful food product. A variety of plant-based oil options is hard to imagine without linseed oil. It rightfully occupies a special place in the diet of people who adhere to a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition. Therefore, many manufacturers must include in their assortment of first-pressed linseed oil.
Major flaxseed oil producers in Europe
The production of this product are engaged in such EU countries as France, Belgium, Italy and Greece. However, recently significant imports have been carried out from Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia - and experts consider these countries to be the most attractive for further work. German analysts believe that Eastern Europe will soon account for up to 54% of the global supply of flaxseed oil and 80% of meal, although a year earlier these figures did not exceed 22% and 56%, respectively.
All manufacturers adhere to special requirements for the manufacture of this product, in particular, they try to maintain the maximum amount of nutrients using the cold pressing method, and the product itself is packed in special lightproof jars. Such a container allows for a long time to preserve the useful substances of the product. Products undergo mandatory certification, which confirms its quality and benefits for the European consumer. You can check the compliance of the oil with EU standards according to the documents that are attached to each batch of the product.
The largest producers of flaxseed oil
According to statistics, one of the largest producers of flaxseed oil, which is the highest quality, is the French company La Tourangelle. It produces unrefined oil, which is obtained by cold pressing. The product is packed in a jar of special protective glass, which allows you to save all the valuable substances of the oil.
Another major producer of this product in Europe is the Belgian company WHC Nutrogenics, which produces non-bitter oil with a longer (up to 6 weeks) shelf life after opening the package.
Also, high-quality products are produced by the Italian company Biologicoils, the oil of which can be consumed without additional processing, fresh.
One of the most popular among European cooks and amateurs to cook is Golden Kings of Ukraine Ukrainian-made butter. The features of this oil are that the manufacturer strives to maintain the maximum benefit of the product, because the oil does not go through unnecessary heat treatment. Because of this, its taste is somewhat specific, with a bitterness characteristic of linseed oil, however, it is for this reason that consumers in Europe love it.
Major suppliers of soybean oil
Flax growing for producers has its own characteristics. First of all, manufacturers are thinking about how profitable it will be to grow this product. The experience of Ukrainian companies indicates that the needs of the market in Europe for this culture are quite high, which means that growing this plant remains profitable and profitable.
According to Ukrainian officials, the profitability of growing flax is from 43% to 95%, depending on technology and yield. Not only flax seeds are popular in Europe, but also flax processing products, for example, oil. Up to 650 thousand tons are required annually for residents of EU countries of this product.
At the same time, flax oil supplies from Ukraine to the EU countries are growing annually.
Flax processing consists of several stages, which depend on the stage at which the plant was harvested. Fiber is obtained from the finished plant, and oil is obtained from the seeds. The most useful is the oil that was obtained by the first cold pressing method - it preserves the maximum number of useful properties of the plant, and can be stored for a long time.
Flaxseed oil helps maintain the body during dietary restrictions, has a healing effect, helps the work of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, and also reduces the manifestation of allergic reactions.