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xxx V. Lykhochvor, Y. Olifir, R. Panasiuk and M. Tyrus
False flax (Сamelina sativa L.) and oil flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) – an important source of deficient omega-3 fatty acids
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False flax (Сamelina sativa L.) and oil flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) – an important source of deficient omega-3 fatty acids

V. Lykhochvor¹*, Y. Olifir², R. Panasiuk¹ and M. Tyrus¹

¹Lviv National Agrarian University, 1 Volodymyra Velykoho Str., UA80381 Dubliany, Lviv region, Ukraine
²Institute of Agriculture of the Carpathian region NAAS, 5 Hrushevskoho Str., UA81115, Obroshyne, Pustomyty district, Lviv region, Ukraine
*Correspondence: lykhochvor@ukr.net

Abstract:

Spring false flax (Camelina sativa L.), oil flax (Linum usitatissimum L.), spring rape (Brassica napus oleifera annua Metzd.), white mustard (Sinapis alba L.), and blue mustard (Brassica juncea Czern) were studied in order to establish their yield, oil content and quality. It was found that the highest seed yield (2.82 t ha-1) was formed by spring rape. Yields were also high in spring false flax (2.68 t ha-1) and oil flax (2.34 t ha-1). It was found that the highest oil content was in oil flax (52.2%), blue mustard (45.8%) and false flax (45.0%). The highest oil yields were provided by spring rape, false flax and oil flax – 1.21–1.25 t ha-1. It was found that the most physiologically valuable are oil flax and false flax, which have a high content of
omega-3(ω-3) fatty acids. It is advisable to use it for therapeutic, prophylactic and dietary purposes. The cultivation of false flax and oil flax is economically feasible and provides an environmental effect due to the reduction of pesticides.

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