dietary fiber

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dietary fiber

[¦dī·ə‚ter·ē ′fī·bər]
(food engineering)
The plant-cell-wall polysaccharides and lignin in a food or food ingredient that are not broken down by the digestive enzymes of animals and humans.
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Although the hull is the outermost part of the cowpea, it contains disease fighting antioxidants, essential B-vitamins and more importantly, dietary fibre-a nutrient sometimes called 'Nature's Broom' because it removes waste and cleans the colon.
Nature's Broom, made by a company in Mississippi, gets a segment.
I now know all about colonic irrigation (too much actually), the benefits of judicious helpings of wheat bran -- nature's broom -- and the wonders of flaxseed oil.