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What is "Bast Fibre" - Definition & Explanation

Fibre obtained from the stems of certain types of plant.
Strong, soft, woody fibers, such as flax, jute, hemp, and ramie, which are obtained from the inner bark in the stems of certain plants.
The woody inner core of the stalk, typically about 20-30% of the stalk. Bast fibres come in two varieties: primary, which are long in length and low in lignin content, and secondary which are medium lengths, higher in lignin when the plants are grown in less dense stands.

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