Healthy Dietary Fibers from Plant Food By-Products

Authored by: Araceli Redondo-Cuenca , M. José Villanueva-Suárez , Isabel Goñi

Handbook of Vegetable Preservation and Processing

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781482212280
eBook ISBN: 9781482212297
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19252-3

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Abstract

Dietary fiber (DF) intake is generally accepted as part of a positive diet with regard to improving health. The physiological and physicochemical properties of DF are dependent on the individual components present, particularly the soluble and insoluble fractions and other associated compounds such as bioactive compounds. Some types of DF present different physiological features and health effects due to the presence of specific components: prebiotic DFs, antioxidant DFs, DFs that regulate the intestinal transit, hypoglycemic DFs, hypocholesterolemic DFs, and satiety-inducing DFs.

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