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- DescriptionDietary fibre is a broad term that includes n-digestible complex carbohydrates, such as cellulose, hemicellulose, mucilage and colloids, like pectin, carrageenan and arabic, xanthan or guar gum. Dietary fibre is a plant basic structural factor and exists in water-soluble and n-soluble form. Soluble fibre is found in certain fruits and vegetables such as oranges, apples, bananas, broccoli and carrots. It also exists in large amounts in legumes such as peas, soybeans, lentils and beans. Secondary sources include oat bran, soybeans, nuts and seeds. Sources of insoluble fibre are whole grain foods, wheat bran, nuts and seeds. Vegetables, such as green beans, leek, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish and carrot are high-fibre foods. Purported benefits of fibre include gastro-intestinal health, cardiovascular health, weight management, satiety, glycemic control and prebiotics. Recommended intakes, 2035 g/day for healthy adults and children over age 5, are t being met, because intake of good sources of dietary fibre, fruits, vegetables, whole and high-fibre grain products, and legumes are low. The importance of food fibres has led to the development of a large and potential market for fibre-rich products and ingredients and wadays there is a trend to find new sources of dietary fibre. In recent years, dietary fibre has received increasing attention from researchers and industry due to the likely beneficial effects on the reduction of cardiovascular and diverticulitis diseases, blood cholesterol, diabetes, and colon cancer. The contributors to this volume provide an assessment of t only the impact of the biological and functional potential of different dietary fibre sources but also their health implications.
- Author BiographyDavid Betancur-Ancona is Professor and Researcher of Food Science and technology in Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Autonomous University of Yucatan in Mexico. He is received in Graduate in Biochemical Engineering, MSc in Food Science and Technology and PhD in Food Sciences. He is National Researcher Level III (2014-2017) of the National System of Researchers. He is responsible and contributor of research projects and author of indexed articles, books, and book chapters. Advisor of undergraduate and graduate thesis. Since 2000, he has collaborated with national and international networks to develop multidisciplinary research projects.
- PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication12/11/2013
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNova Science Publishers Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight590 g
- Width180 mm
- Height260 mm
- Edited byDavid Betancur-Ancona,Luis Chel-Guerrero,Maira Segura-Campos
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