Dietary Fiber

Dietary fiber is a collection of carbohydrates that cannot be digested in the human intestinal tract, and as such they proceed to the colon; they have mechanical properties (gel forming), probiotic effects, and may serve as a substrate for the production of short chain fatty acids.

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Things To Know

Also Known As

Fiber, bulk forming agent

Do Not Confuse With

Laxatives (some crossover, but not complete overlap)

(Common misspellings for Dietary Fiber include fibre)