A flax seed is a food and fiber crop, gown in cool regions like Canada and upper Midwestern United states. Canada ranks as the world’s leading flax producer and exporter. Flax seeds are of great value because of its versatility in terms of nutritional benefits. Flax seeds are a source of liagnins in human diets. Flax seeds can be used as whole or ground to use it as vegetable oil. Flax seeds are highly nutritious and has numerous health benefits like, it fights cancer and obesity, promotes weight loss, improves digestive system, balances hormone. Flax seeds are rich sources of Omega-3 fatty acid which is helps in lowering the blood pressure and blood cholesterol. According to findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition the fax seeds can reduce bad cholesterol especially in post-menopausal women.
Flax seeds are also a great source of protein. It contains significant amount of all the nine amino acids. Flax seeds are a non-toxic product which is safe for human consumption. Flax seeds acts as an anti-allergic substance. It strengthens hair growth and is also used in natural manicure and pedicure. Besides its nutritional benefits, it is also an anti-depressant substance. Depression takes a heavy toll on the nervous system which further results into many health problems like low appetite, cognitive changes, weight problems, low immune system. Therefore, consumption of flax seeds help reduce depression thereby nourishing the nerve functions and helps one to stay healthy.
Nowadays, consumers are extremely health conscious which pushes up the flax seed market resulting into a greater consumption of flax seeds. It has thereby resulted into greater awareness about flax seeds and its benefits. Flax seeds can be consumed in various ways. Flax seeds can be used in breads, cereals, crackers, energy bars, oil, snacks, and pet food. It can also be consumed as whole flaxseed grains which are rich in liagnins and omega-3 fatty acids. Flax seeds are multi beneficial fiber that has high demand in the market.
Nowadays people have hectic life styles which lead to too much of work pressure and tensions, thereby resulting into stress and depression. As flax seeds are anti-depressant and helps improving such conditions, the market has witnessed a growth in the demand. It also acts as an anti-allergic substance. The essential fatty acids present in the flax seed oil possess skin healing factors. It heals sunburned skin patches. Itchy patches of psoriasis, eczema are treated with the essential fatty acids present in the flax seeds.
Flax seeds, in spite of being a valuable crop, also involves restraints for people having health disorders like bowel obstructions. In such cases flax seeds worsen the obstruction. As flax seed slower the blood clotting so people having bleeding disorders may bleed more.
Flax seeds market have an opportunity to diversify in terms of its food product so that it is readily available for consumption. As flax seeds have a high demand because of its rich nutritious value, the manufacturers have an opportunity of using the flax seeds as a raw material in new products so that is accessible to the consumers and can be consumed easily.
Flax seeds can be segmented into four types on the basis of forms such as ground flax seed, flax seed oil and whole flax seed. Whole flax seed can be further sub segmented into brown raw, brown toasted, golden raw and golden toasted flax seeds. Flax seeds can be segmented on the basis of applications such as food, pet food and others. Food segment is further sub-segmented as energy bars, bakery products and breakfast cereals.
Geographically, the global flax seed market can be divided by major regions which include North America, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Middle East and Africa.
The key players in the flax seed market are: The key players of flax seed market have an opportunity of bringing up readily available flax seeds products for consumption. Flax seeds market have a high demand because of its rich nutritious value. AgMotion Speciality Grains, S.S Johnson Seeds, Cargill Inc., CanMAr Grain Products Ltd. , Stokke Seeds, Simosis International, Richardson International Ltd., Sunnyville Farms Ltd., TA Foods Ltd., Archer Daniels Midland Company,
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