Novel Sources of Dietary Fiber

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 13:35 in Physics & Chemistry

Everyone knows that oat bran is a source of dietary fiber. Now dates, fenugreek, purslane and sweet potato greens are emerging to add their beneficial properties to the worldwide array. In the United Arab Emirates, where dates are a major component of individual diets, the fruit's fiber is having a favorable role in baked goods, so date cultivation is encouraged. By reducing flour and replacing it with date fiber by 10 to 30 percent, breads, cookies and muffins have become as tasty as their flour counterparts but healthier.

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