Flax is an annual plant, which can grow up to one metre high. The flowers are blue or white. After flowering, the seed pods remain. In order to make maximum use of the crop, flax is not mowed but harvested root and all. All parts of the flax plant are processed and this makes flax a very sustainable crop. The seed can be used as sowing seed or for further processing. The remaining parts of the plant are used for the production of, among others, linen and flax chipboards.

Flax seed has many applications. It can be processed in bakery products, but also for livestock and small animal feed. Flax seed can be pressed into linseed oil. Linseed oil is the most important component of linoleum. Furthermore, it can be used for making soap and synthetic resin, but also for the production of, for example, bread.