Dietary fibres

For the human organism, dietary fibers are indigestible food components, which occur predominantly in plant foods (e.g. cellulose, a form of carbohydrate).   The two fiber types Water-soluble dietary fibers Also known as the swelling agent, e.g.: Locust bean gum, guar, and pectin. Water-insoluble dietary fibers Also called filler, for example, Cellulose, hemicellulose or lignin. ...

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The quantitatively by far largest component of human nutrition besides fat and protein the carbohydrates. The various cereals (e.g. oats, rice, maize, wheat, millet, rye) – as well as products made from them, such as pasta, bread and other bakery products – form the basis of our diet due to their high carbohydrate content and …

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Minerals

Minerals, in everyday use misleadingly often also briefly called minerals (or minerals), are vital, inorganic nutrients which the organism cannot produce itself; they must be supplied with food. Classification of minerals The minerals for the human organism are divided according to two criteria: concentration and function. By concentration: quantity elements – also macro elements, minerals …

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