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Encyclopedia > Vegetable fiber

Fiber crops are field crops grown for their fibers, which are used to make paper or cloth. These crops are generally havestable after a single growing season, as opposed to trees which are typically grown for many years before being harvested for wood pulp fiber. In specific circumstances, fiber crops can be superior to wood pulp fiber in terms of technical performance, environmental impact or cost. Piece of paper Paper is a thin, flat material produced by the compression of fibres. ... A variety of fabric. ... Wood pulp is the most common material used to make paper. ... Environmental impact analysis is conducted to determine the likely human environmental health impact, risk to ecological health, and changes to natures services that a proposed or ongoing project may bring, or is bringing. ...

Botanically, the fibers havested from many of these plants are bast fibers; the fibers come from the phloem tissue of the plant. The other fiber crop fibers are seed padding, leaf fiber, or other parts of the plant. This article is about the plant tissue. ... In vascular plants, phloem is the tissue that carries organic nutrients, particularly sucrose. ...

Fiber crops include:

Jute is a long, soft, shiny plant fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. ... Binomial name Linum usitatissimum L. Linnaeus, 17?? Common flax (also known as linseed) is a member of the Linaceae family, which includes about 150 plant species widely distributed around the world. ... Torn linen cloth, recovered from the Dead Sea Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. ... Binomial name Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaud. ... U.S. Marihuana production permit, from the film Hemp for Victory. ... Binomial name Hibiscus cannabinus L. Kenaf is the name of a hibiscus plant Hibiscus cannabinus and also the term for the fiber obtained from this plant. ... Binomial name Musa textilis Categories: Plant stubs | Liliopsida ... Species See text Nettle (Urtica) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Urticaceae, mostly perennial herbs but some are annual and a few are shrubby. ... Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... Genera Many, see text Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae. ... Binomial name Stipa tenacissima L. - Esparto grass Esparto, or esparto grass, also known as halfah grass or needle grass, Stipa tenacissima, is a perennial grass grown in northwest Africa and southern Spain for fiber production for paper making. ... Coir (from Malayalam kayaru - cord) is a coarse fibre extracted from the fibrous outer shell of a coconut. ... For the programming language, see SISAL, and for the town, see Sisal, Yucatán. ...

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Dietary fiber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1759 words)
Although for years dietary fiber has been said to reduce the risk of colon cancer, one study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Medicine of over 88,000 women did not show a statistically significant relationship between higher fiber consumption and lower rates of colorectal cancer or adenomas.
There are many types of soluble fiber supplements available to consumers for nutritional purposes, for the treatment of various gastrointestinal disorders, and for such possible health benefits as lowering cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of colon cancer, or losing weight.
Prebiotic soluble fiber supplements (acacia, FOS, inulin) are a promising area of treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (Seidner, 2005) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and Clostridium difficile (May, 1994), due to the short-chain fatty acids they produce, and subsequent anti-inflammatory actions upon the bowel.
Paper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1673 words)
The fibers used are usually natural and composed of cellulose.
However, other vegetable fiber materials including cotton, hemp, linen, and rice may be used.
The source of fiber is often natural (softwood or hardwood trees or other plants) or recycled, such as old corrugated boxes, newsprint, or mixed paper.
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