Flaxseed Gum

What is Flaxseed Gum

Flaxseed gum, also known as Linseed gum, Flaxseed mucilage, is a new kind of food additive, which is extracted from flaxseed, and it is also one green and healthy plant-based hydrocolloid.

It can be widely used in the food industry and other industries (such as the pharmaceutical industry, etc.). In the food industry, it is used as a thickener, binder, stabilizer, emulsifier and foaming agent, it can even replace Pectin, Agar, Arabic gum, Alginates, etc.

As one professional flaxseed gum supplier in China, Gino is dedicated to supplying you with superior products. With our variety of gelling/stabilizing systems, we can create tailor-made solutions perfectly matched to all your needs.

Contact us to ask about a single hydrocolloid gum or food stabilizer (blends & systems) that would work for your products. Should you have any questions please feel free to send an email to [email protected]

Flaxseed Gum

Category Thickeners, Stabilizers
Other Name Linseed Gum
Origin China
H.S. Code 1302399090
Purity 99% min
Grade Food
Executive Standard GB1886.175-2016
MOQ 100 KG
Packaging Cartons, Bags, Drums
Payment Term T/T, L/C

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What is Flaxseed Gum Made of?

raw material of agar agar: gracilaria

Flax (Linum ustitatissimum L.), also known as linseed, belongs to the flax family, flax genus, is one of the world's top ten oil crops, mainly produced in Canada, Argentina, India, the United States, China and other countries. At present, the total production of flaxseed worldwide in more than 3 million tons.
At present, the total production of flaxseed worldwide in more than 3 million tons.


In China, flax is mainly produced in North China and the regions of the northwest, especially in Heilongjiang, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Shanxi, Hebei, Ningxia, and other places.
According to statistics in 2000, China's flaxseed production was about 620,000 tons, which was the highest production in the world, ranking 4th in the total production of oilseeds in China.

Flaxseed has more varieties, which can be roughly divided into oil, fiber and dual-use type three categories.
Flaxseed consists of shell and kernel, its main components are oil and protein, but also contains a certain amount of mucilage, phytic acid, disaccharide, anti-vitamin B6 factor and other anti-nutritional factors or toxic substances.
The content of gum in flaxseed is approximately 2% to 10% of the seed weight, varying with the variety and cultivation region.

Components and Structure

Flaxseed gum (FG) is a soluble dietary fiber present in flaxseed hull. FG is composed of 80% neutral and acidic polysaccharide and 9% protein, in which acidic polysaccharides are the major ones, and the molar ratio of acidic polysaccharides to neutral polysaccharides is 2:1.
The acidic polysaccharides are composed of L-rhamnose, L-fucose, L-galactose and D-galacturonic acid, with a molar ratio of 2.6:1.0:1.4:1.7.
The neutral polysaccharides mainly consisted of L-arabinose, D-xylose and D-galactose, and their molar ratio was 3.5:6.2:1.0.

Production Method

What are the manufacturing processes of linseed gum?

Using the germ of flaxseeds as raw material, extracted with water and refined to get the finished product.
We can also take flax seeds as raw material, through selection, cleaning, leaching, solid-liquid separation, decolorization, filtration, concentration, drying to obtain natural polymer composite gum.

For more details, please view the below article. 


Our Product Range

You will enjoy all grades and forms of flaxseed/linseed gum products.

Specification Sheet


Off-white to yellowish



Viscosity, mPa.s

≥ 6000

Loss on drying, w/%

≤ 12

Ash, w/%

≤ 12

Starch test


Pb, mg/kg

≤ 1

As, mg/kg

≤ 1



Specification Sheet is for guidance and reference only. Customer’s results may be different due to variations in testing conditions, equipment and methods.

Functional Properties

The most important functional characteristics of flaxseed gum are as follow:

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Flaxseed Gum Benefits & Advantages


It is one of the excellent sources of soluble dietary fiber and has the following advantages.

1.Shortening the passage time of food in the intestine
2.Lowering blood cholesterol levels
3.Reduces atherosclerosis
4.Reduces the occurrence of gallstone disease
5.Treatment of diabetes
6.Effective absorption of infrared rays
7.Detoxification of pesticides and heavy metal salts

Good Properties

As a new type of hydrocolloid, it has good water retention, solubility, emulsification, gelling, rheology and inhibition of starch regeneration.


Plant-based gums, the perfect substitute to animal derived gelatin

Low Dosage

When used as emulsifier, it not only has good emulsification effect, but also can form stable emulsion when the amount is only 0.05% of emulsion.

Recommended Dosage

Sorbet, ice cream 0.5-2.0g/kg
Cooked meat products, meat sausages, western ham 5.0-10g/kg
Raw and dried pasta products 2.0-5.0g/kg
Other food products that need to be thickened Add according to the process needs

How to Use Flaxseed Gum

Disperse flaxseed gum in cold water with constant stirring and soak for ten minutes.
Then dissolved by stirring and heating to get a liquid gum with certain viscosity, and keep it aside.
If there is another inert powder ingredient in the production, the product can be mixed with it evenly.
Then the mixed powder will be added to water to dissolve, the resulting solution can be added to the material according to the different food processing requirements.
It is also possible to disperse linseed gum powder directly in other ingredients, the amount of addition is less than or equal to three-thousandths of the weight of the product.

Our Packaging

As one of the professional and responsible flaxseed gum suppliers, in addition to providing you with quality products, we also try our utmost to offer you flexible packaging solution, to provide you customize packaging, and our aim is simple, just to:

  • Build up your brand sense and develop your private brand
  • Promote your own brand image.
  • Give your promotional marketing efforts a boost.
  • Make you stand out from your competition.

      PP Woven Bag             Kraft Paper Bag                 Carton Box                  Fiber Drum                  Square Tin Box     

Loading & Delivery & Shipping

You will enjoy:
A variety of packaging styles, Flexible loading methods, Small order quantity, Prompt delivery time ...​

We only choose the well-reputed shipping lines to ensure safety and time. From our warehouse to the destination port, or even to your warehouse, "Full Tracking Service" is always with you.

Flaxseed Gum Applications

It is an extremely valuable natural polymer composite gum, flaxseed gum has a wide range of applications.

1. Food Applications

In the food industry, it can be used as a substitute for PectinAgar, Gum Arabic, Alginates, etc. as a thickener, binder, stabilizer, emulsifier and foaming agent.

2. Daily Chemical Applications

In the daily chemical industry, it can be used as an important raw material for high-grade cosmetics.

3. Pharmaceutical Applications

In the pharmaceutical industry, it is an excellent emulsifier for fat-soluble drugs and the binder for Chinese and Western medicine tablets.

Need to find the best reliable flaxseed gum suppliers, manufacturers, exporters in China? All grades and forms of flaxseed gum products could be provided by Gino. We could help you find the perfect flaxseed gum for your application.

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