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Dietary fibre is used as a term for the constituents of plant cell walls. Intense interest in dietary fibre has arisen from claims of its benefit in control of bowel function, reduced risk of intestinal cancer, reduced plasma cholesterol and glucose levels and from the movement towards the consumption of more fibre and less fat in the human diet. Due to the difficulties in the definition of dietary fibres for legislative food labelling, there has been controversy over the choice of procedures in the Community. Three different types of analysis procedures have been used: (i) the AOAC-procedure; (ii) the Englyst-procedure; (iii) the Uppsala-procedure. This report describes the materials used, the design of the detailed method study together with its results, and provides future recommendations to improve the procedures.

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Authors: FAULKS R M, AFRC Institute of Food Research, Norwich (GB);BOENKE A, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15728 EN (1994) 141 pp.
Availability: Available from European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199410720 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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