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What is "Bast Fibers" - Definition & Explanation

Natural fibers found between the inner and outer core of many plants. Often they are long strong fibers with commercial uses.
Fiber obtained from the stems of certain types of plants. These include flax, hemp, jute, ramie, milkweed, and nettles.

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