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Digestion of kiwifruit fiber.
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PMID:  23394988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dietary fiber affects the digestion and absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, it is generally believed that fiber largely escapes digestion in the human small intestine and is therefore mainly a substrate for microbial fermentation in the hindgut. Kiwifruit is a food naturally high in dietary fiber, yet the impact of dietary kiwifruit on nutrient availability has not been reported. The digestion of kiwifruit has been investigated but only in in vitro digestion studies. With its naturally high nonstarch polysaccharide content, it would be expected that kiwifruit would possess the characteristics of a good source of fiber for nutrition and health. Kiwifruit contains soluble and nonsoluble fiber components, both of which would be expected to affect the physical attributes of digesta as it transits the gastrointestinal tract. This chapter summarizes fiber digestion in general and current knowledge of kiwifruit fiber digestion in the gastrointestinal tract.
Authors:
Sharon J Henare; Shane M Rutherfurd
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in food and nutrition research     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1043-4526     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Food Nutr. Res.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001271     Medline TA:  Adv Food Nutr Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Riddet Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Electronic address: s.j.henare@massey.ac.nz.
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