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Although the flax plant is grown to produce a variety of products from linen, to paper, to linseed oil, it also produces flaxseed oil. While flaxseed oil can only be preserved for a month or two with refrigeration, flaxseeds appear to be more durable and retain their healthful components for long periods at room temperature.

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