Botanical Name: Linum Usitatissimum
Flaxseed is the seed of the flax plant, which is believed to have originated in Egypt. It grows throughout Canada and the northwestern United States. Flax, also commonly known as linseed, is ancient crop with documented use that dates to ancient Egypt. The five-celled seeds are used to produce linseed oil. Flax seed is also a nutritious snack and additive to grains, cereals and cooked foods.