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Dietary fiber: analysis and food sources.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  707357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sources of dietary fiber are reviewed and the chemistry of the various components discussed in relation to their possible physiological properties and their analytical measurement in foods and the diet as a whole. Complete fractionation of all the polysaccharide species would be a time-consuming exercise; nevertheless some characterization of dietary fiber seems essential to an understanding of any physiological role. The composition of the dietary fiber in a range of foodstuffs is presented, and the relative contributions of the major food groups to the intake of total dietary fiber is outlined.
D A Southgate
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-20     Completed Date:  1978-12-20     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S107-S110     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cellulose / analysis*
Cereals / analysis
Dietary Fiber / analysis*
Food Analysis*
Fruit / analysis
Vegetables / analysis
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