jute

Malvaceae (Corchorus aestuans syn. C. acutangulus)

Jute is a natural fiber extracted from the bark of the white jute plant, which flourishes in trophical lowland areas with humidity 60% to 90%. The word jute derives from the Sanskrit word yuta, meaning fiber. Jute is one of the nature’s strongest fiber and ranks second after cotton in terms of production quantity. It has high insulating and anti-static properties, moderate moisture regain and low thermal conductivity. In Nepal, crops are grown in eastern Terai, particularly in the three easternmost districts.

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