Book: Insights in dietary fibre functions
Dietary fibre is of interest to both science and
industry, and yet despite growing awareness of its benefits to health and
nutrition, intakes remain below the recommended level.
Industry has responded by developing new applications, products and processes
to help consumers increase their fibre intake in a convenient way.
regulations on health claims are being developed for example in the EU, some
countries have allowed the use of health claims to help promote consumer
awareness of the benefits of a higher fibre intake, and to inform consumers of
good sources of fibre.
At the same time science is
developing the concept of dietary fibre. The mechanisms and actual components
behind the physiological effects are of particular interest, and so are the
analytical tools to measure these.
The fate of dietary fibre in the gut,
where certain fibre components are fermented and converted by microbes gains a
great deal of attention. The role of molecular weight and viscosity of dietary
fibre components in determining the health benefits are also
This book is essential reading for all researchers and those
who concern themselves with bioprocesses and food technology.
fibre components and functions' is edited by: Hannu Salovaara, Fred Gates and
Table of contents, 2007 – 344 pages –
hardbound – ISBN: 978-90-8686-019-7 – € 85 – US$ 110
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