The Difference between Linseeds and flaxseeds. Although the plants are slighlty different the nutritional benefits are the same. Linseeds are used more in the manufacture of oil and flaxseeds more for household items like bags and linen. Linseeds can be ground and added to smoothies' yoghurt or cereal or added to baking like cookies , muffins and breads. Golden linseeds have a higher lignin count and may be useful for those wanting to boost their phytoestrogen intake.