1. Introduction to Fiber and Nondigestible Carbohydrates: Definition, Health Aspects, and Perspectives

  1. Teri M. Paeschke1 and
  2. William R. Aimutis2
  1. Teri M. Paeschke1 and
  2. William R. Aimutis2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958186.ch1

Nondigestible Carbohydrates and Digestive Health

Nondigestible Carbohydrates and Digestive Health

How to Cite

Paeschke, T. M. and Aimutis, W. R. (2010) Introduction to Fiber and Nondigestible Carbohydrates: Definition, Health Aspects, and Perspectives, in Nondigestible Carbohydrates and Digestive Health (eds T. M. Paeschke and W. R. Aimutis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958186.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Des Plaines, IL, USA

  2. 2

    Cargill, Inc., Wayzata, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Des Plaines, IL, USA

  2. 2

    Cargill, Inc., Wayzata, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2010

Book Series:

  1. IFT Press

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813817620

Online ISBN: 9780470958186

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Keywords:

  • fiber and nondigestible carbohydrates - definition, health aspects and perspectives;
  • carbohydrates - for digestive health and/or fiber;
  • nondigestible carbohydrate and fiber;
  • American Organization of Analytical Chemists (AOAC) methods;
  • physiological versus analytical definitions of fiber;
  • other nondigestible carbohydrates - as fermentable and/or prebiotic;
  • Hipsley, credited for dietary fiber - lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose;
  • AOAC method 985.29 - enzymatic/gravimetric method for fiber analysis;
  • AOAC methods for fiber analysis;
  • problematic issues with fiber fermentation research and in vitro methods - and sample preparation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physiological versus Analytical Definitions of Fiber

  • References