Fiber Crop

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Fiber Crop

 

a plant raised for fiber. Fiber crops include annual and perennial species of different botanical families. The fiber may be obtained from the seeds (cotton), the fruit (Ceiba pentandrd), the stalks (bast plants), or the leaves (agave and New Zealand flax). In world agriculture, cotton, jute, hemp, flax, and kenaf occupy the greatest areas; in the USSR cotton, flax, and hemp are the most important fiber crops. The fibers are used by the textile industry.

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I dissected several specimens: the gizzard, which was very muscular, contained beetles, vegetable fibres, and pebbles.
Bring out the feminine bohemian within by wearing a white tiered dress and carrying a jute bag, which is made using the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton.
Flax is another vegetable fibre, along with sisal, kapok, hemp, ramie and nettles.
1526-27, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), clay, earth, sand, plant and vegetable fibre, 65 x 140 x 70cm.
The new product, made of polyolefin material and wood and vegetable fibre, will reinforce its portfolio of flexible packaging films for automatic bagging lines and films for industrial and agricultural applications.
When individual fibre constituents and micronutrients were investigated, it was found that vegetable fibre was significantly associated with decreased risk but not fruit and grain fibre.
These 'noodles' are technically a type of vegetable fibre, and absorb the flavoof any sauce they're cooked with.
The farmers attributed the cause for loss to excessive use of plastics instead of the vegetable fibre.
House martins build nests on outer walls of buildings under the eaves out of pellets of mud mixed with grass and lined with feathers and vegetable fibre. These have a tendency to fall with the young still inside, and a dry spell is likely to lead to this happening more frequently as the mud dries and there is less grip.
We know allium vegetables (leeks, garlic, onions), brassicas (cauliflower and greens); carotenoids (orange/red fruit and vegetables), flavenoids (tea/coffee/red wine) and plant sterols (vegetable fibre) all have a protective effect like helping to reduce blood cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of some cancers developing.
One European investigation concluded that eating fruit and vegetable fibre might actually limit the risk of colorectal cancer.
Also known as hessian, jute is a vegetable fibre made from plants in the same family as flax and hemp.