Commodity Code - 67
Commodity Name - Linseed
Commodity Scientific Name - Linum usitatisimum Linn


BANER KL-224, BS-44, DEEPAKA (RLC-78), Deepika (R, JLS-9, KARHIKA, NL-260, NP (RR) 9, RCL-81 (INDIRA AL-32), Sharda(LMS4-27), SUYOG (JLS-27), HIm Alsi 1, Him Alsi 2, Surbhi, Local, S-48, M - 10, NO. 55, Ruchi/T-39, MAYURBHANJ, Tiara (JRF-2), S-36, K-2, HEERA, MUKTA, LC-185, CHAMBAL ALSI, NEELUM, JAWAHAR-17 (R-17), JAWAHAR-7 (R-7), JLS.J-1 (JAWAHAR-1), LC-54, NEELA (B-67), C-429, T-397, JAWAHAR-552 (R-552), GARIMA (LHCK-39), HIMALINI, JAWAHAR LINSEED-23 (SPS-23-10), PUSA-2 (LS-2), PUSA-3 (LS-3), SHUBHRA (LHCK-21), SWETA (LHCK-131), GAURAV (LCK-152), LAXMI-27 (LMH-27), JEEWAN (DPL-21), KIRAN (RLC-6), KL-1 (SURBHI), KL-31 (NAGARKOT), SHIKHA (LCK-8528), PADMNI (LMH-62), RASHMI (LCK-9216), JAWAHAR LINSEED-9, MEERA (RL-933), PARVATI (LMH 16-5), SHEELA (LCK 9211), SHEKHAR (LCK 9313), NL-97, RL-914, JLS-27 SUYOG (SLS-27), Baner (KL-224), BINWA (KL-210), Indira Alsi-32 (RLC-81), Kartika (IA-18), Sharda (LMS-4-27), Deepika (RLC-78), RLU-6, Azad Alsi -1 (LMS9-2K), Himani(KL-214), RLC 92(IC 555926), LC-2063, JLS-67 (Shival), Ruchi (LCK- 5021), Bhagsu, JLS-73 (SLS-73), Mau Azad Alsi-2 (LMS - 149-4), Ruchi(LCK 5021), Jawahar Linseed-41 (PKDL-41), J.ALSI-41, PRATAP ALSI-1, PRATAP ALSI-3, Gobhi Sarson, KOTA BARANI ALSI-4, Pratap Alsi- 2, Kota Barani Alsi-3, JLS-79, Indu (LCC 1108), Umma (LK 1101), UMA (LCK1101), JLS-66, Jawahar Linseed Sagar-95 (JLS-95) (SLS-95) , RLC-143 (Utera Alsi), Utera Alsi (RLC-143), LCK 1009, LCK-1404 Surya, RLC-138, RLC-153 (Utera Alsi-2), KL-263, RAJAN (LCK 1009), Rajan (LCK-1009), Utera Alsi (RLC-153), HIM PALAM ALSI -1 KL-241, TL 99

Foreign matter Damaged and Slightly damaged seeds Immature Shrivelled and dead seeds Other Oil seeds Weevilled seeds Moisture content
Grade I 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 8.0
Grade II 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 8.0
Grade III 6.0 8.0 6.0 3.0 3.0 8.0

General Characteristics:-

  1. Be obtained from the plant, botanically known as Linum usitatisimum Linn

  2. Be well developed, mature, clean dry and free from dirt, obnoxious smell, deleterious substances, insect infestation and rodent contamination except to the extent indicated under special characteristics

  3. Not show any visible signs of mould attack; and

  4. Be reasonable uniform in shape, size and colour

Linseed shall be

  1. Clean, wholesome, reasonably uniform in size, shape and colour characteristic to the variety

  2. Free from any obnoxious smell and fungus infestation Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Oil Content(% by wt) Min 39.0 33.0 24.0
ii Moisture(% by wt) Max 7.0 8.0 9.0
iii Foreign matter(% by wt) Max 2.0 4.0 6.0
iv Other oil seed(% by wt) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
v Damaged seed(% by wt) Max 2.0 4.0 8.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Immature, shriveled and dead seeds 1.0 3.0 6.0


  • 5 % or minimum one container shall be randomly selected for sampling

  • 250 gm shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample

  • 250 gm shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample.


  • Foreign matter includes husk, straws, weed seeds, other inedible grains, metallic pieces, sand, gravel, dirt, pebbles, stones, lumps of earth, clay, mud and animal filth etc.

  • Other Edible Seed means any edible seed (including oil seeds) other than the one which is under consideration

  • Damaged Seed means grains that are sprouted or internally damaged as a result of heat, microbe, and moisture or weather and mechanical injured seed.

Optional parameters are voluntary and may be analyzed as per buyer-seller agreement.

Total Shelf Life - 12 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 3 Months

Number of Extensions - 2*3 Months

Weight Tolerance - Loss or gain equivalent to 70% of the decrease or increase in the moisture content during storage