Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 10

Linseed (Linnum usitatissimum L.) - An Oilseed Crop with Potential to be Used in Many Ways: Review Article

Anand Paul Bunga* and Pragnya Reddy Patlolla

Department of Genetics and Plant breeding, Naini Agriculture Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture and Technology, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Anand Paul Bunga, Department of Genetics and Plant breeding, Naini Agriculture Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture and Technology, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: August 13, 2020; Published: September 30, 2020

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Abstract

  Linseed is an important, yet underutilised oilseed crop of the world. It can be used as food and feed, as raw material for pharmaceuticals, industrial use, textile industries etc. It is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acid and can be used as a substitute for non-fish eaters. The fatty acid composition is comparable to that of soybean. Apart from oil, it also contains good amount of proteins and secondary metabolites. The nutritional value of the linseed can be further improved by research in various fields like plant breeding, agronomy, food science etc. More knowledge is needed on how the quality of the oil is affected by various biotic and abiotic factors. New ways should be brought up to include linseed in our daily diet..

Keywords: Linseed Oil; Fatty Acids; Agronomic Effects on Oil; Research

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Citation: Anand Paul Bunga and Pragnya Reddy Patlolla. “Linseed (Linnum usitatissimum L.) - An Oilseed Crop with Potential to be Used in Many Ways: Review Article". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.10 (2020): 42-46.




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