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Flaxseed is a functional oilseed crop which is a rich source of alpha linolenic acid, proteins, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber. In addition, flaxseed has unique components such as lignans and mucilage (natural hydrocolloids) which can deliver health and functional benefits in formulated systems. In this presentation historical use and evolution of flaxseed as an ingredient in food applications. Topics such as flaxseed production, supply chain, composition, quality, nutritional attributes of flaxseed, health benefits, milling, cold press process, ingredient functionality, oxidation, shelf-life issues and product development strategies with whole flaxseed, milled flaxseed and flaxseed oil food systems will be discussed.