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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In poultry diet addition of enzymes such as amylase and xylanase are useful in the utilization of the non-starch polysaccharide component.
NSP-enzymes degrade the non-starch polysaccharide fraction in feed, whereas phytase improves the use of the phytic acid present in most plant-derived feedstuffs.
Through this network scientists are working with plant breeders to evaluate the physicochemical and structural properties of potato starch and non-starch polysaccharides and select potato germplasm for starch and non-starch polysaccharide production.
It was particularly worried about the market for non-starch polysaccharide degrading enzymes (NSP degrading enzymes) which help animals release nutrients in their food.
The most common measures NSP or non-starch polysaccharide fibre, and it's this method upon which the 18g daily recommendation is based.
Their non-starch polysaccharide components, for example, compete with gluten-forming proteins and starch for available water, thereby hindering efficient development and optimal swelling.
These enzymes are non-starch polysaccharide degrading enzymes (NSP degrading enzymes), which help animals release nutrients in their feed and phytase, which increases the amount of digestible phosphorus.
Total non-starch polysaccharide, total arabinose, total xylose and total mannose contents decreased by 46.
An investigation into the variability of extract viscosity of wheat relationship with the content of non-starch polysaccharide fractions and metabolizable energy for broiler chicks.