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Fiber Ingredients: Food Applications and Health Benefits
Fiber Ingredients: Food Applications and Health Benefits

Provides information on available fiber sources to help the food industry develop new food products with improved health benefits.

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Fiber is recognized as a shortfall nutrient in many developed countries and more than 90 percent of the American population does not get enough. It challenges food product developers to formulate attractive high fiber foods and health professionals to recommend these high fiber foods to improve diet and therefore improve overall public health. Fiber Ingredients: Food Applications and Health Benefits provides information on available fiber sources to help the food industry develop new food products with improved health benefits. This new book covers conventional fiber ingredients as well as new sources of fiber, such as bamboo, cottonseed, and fibers from fruits and vegetables, and reviews patent activities. Contents include: Soluble Fiber Sources; Resistant Starches; Conventional Fiber; Recent Scientific Advances.

Features

  • Provides a rigorous examination of health claims and potential health claims, recent research, and contradictory data
  • Includes coverage of fiber for weight and glycemic control as well as digestive health
  • Discusses how food producers can find fiber sources and include fiber in their products
  • Describes sources of soluble fiber, resistant starches, and conventional fibers
  • Explores dietary fibers, their diverse components, and their physicochemical characteristics

With so many new fiber ingredients now available, the time is ripe for a resource explaining their characteristics, functionality, and health benefits. Critically examining current research and future directions, this resource blends coverage of the latest scientific information on the health benefits of fiber with information on how to formulate foods with high concentrations of this vital nutrient.

Fiber Ingredients: Food Applications and Health Benefits


Preface
About the Editors
Contributors


Functional and Dietary Fibers: An Introduction


Section 1

Soluble Fibers

Alpha-cyclodextrin
NUTRIOSE Soluble Fiber
Inulin
Fibersol-2 Resistant Maltodextrin: Functional Dietary Fiber Ingredient
Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum Dietary Fiber
Acaci Gum
Pectin
Polydextrose


Section 2

Resistant Starch

Resistant Starch (RS)


Section 3

Conventional Fibers

Oat Fiber from Oat Hull
Cellulose
Oat ß-Glucan
Rice Bran: Production, Composition, Functionality and Food Application, Physiological Benefits
Barley Fiber
Sugar Beet Fiber: Production, Characteristics, Food Applications, and Physiological Benefit
Psyllium


Section 4

New Development

Fruit Fiber
Aleurone Flour: A Novel Wheat Ingredient Rich in Fermentable Fiber, Micronutrients, and Bioavailable Folate


Appendix: Suppliers of Dietary Fiber Ingredients
Index
Publish Date: 2009
Format: 6.5" x 10.5" hardcover
Pages: 480
Publication Weight: 3 lbs

Edited by Susan Sungsoo Cho and Priscilla Samuel

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