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Flax is an annual plant growing to about 1 meter in height. The flowers are pale blue. The fruit contans a number of glossy brown seeds. Flax is grown for both its seeds and its fibers. Flax is also used to produce linseed oil.
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Flax seeds are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. They are stable, so whole flax seeds can be stored at room temperative for several months. Flax seeds have been shown to reduce cholesterol. Flax may also reduce the sevrerity of diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Flax is one of the oldest domesticated crops. Use of flax fiber to produce linen goes bacfk to ancient Egyptian times. In Russia, dyed flax fibers have been found dating to 30,000 years ago. Flax fibers are also used for making paper currency, twine and rope.