1st Edition

Fiber Ingredients Food Applications and Health Benefits

Edited By Susan Cho, Priscilla Samuel Copyright 2009
    514 Pages 71 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book summarizes available fiber sources and how they can be incorporated into new food products to provide improved health benefits. It rigorously examines health claims, recent research, and contradictory data; covers fiber for weight and glycemic control, and intestinal regularity; and discusses how food producers can find fiber sources and include finer in their products. Critically examining current research and future directions, this resource blends coverage of the latest scientific information on the health benefits of fiber with information on how to formulate foods with higher concentrations of this vital nutrient.

    Functional and Dietary Fibers: An Introduction, Susan Cho

    Section I Soluble Fibers
    , Jonathan David Buckley, Alison Mary Coates, and Peter Ranald Charles Howe
    Soluble Fiber, Catherine Lefranc-Millot, Daniel Wils, Jean-Michel Roturier, Catherine Le Bihan, and Marie-Hélène Saniez-Degrave
    Inulin, Anne Franck and Douwina Bosscher
    Fibersol®-2 Resistant Maltodextrin: Functional Dietary Fiber Ingredient, Chieko Hashizume and Kazuhiro Okuma
    Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum Dietary Fiber, Mahendra P. Kapoor and Lekh R. Juneja
    Acacia Gum, Sebastien Baray
    Pectin, Hans Ulrich Endress and Frank Mattes
    Polydextrose, Julian D. Stowell

    Section II Resistant Starch
    Resistant Starch (RS)
    , E. Terry Finocchiaro, Anne Birkett, and Monika Okoniewska

    Section III Conventional Fibers
    Oat Fiber from Oat Hull
    , Jon Bodner and Susan Sungsoo Cho
    Cellulose, Toru Takahashi
    Oat β-Glucan, Niina Tapola and Essi Sarkkinen
    Rice Bran: Production, Composition, Functionality and Food Applications, Physiological Benefits, Talwinder S. Kahlon
    Barley Fiber, Christine E. Fastnaught
    Sugar Beet Fiber: Production, Characteristics, Food Applications, and Physiological Benefits, Marie-Christine Ralet, Fabienne Guillon, Catherine Renard, and Jean-Francois Thibault
    Psyllium, Seyed Ali Ziai

    Section IV New Development
    Fruit Fibers
    , Jürgen Fischer
    Aleurone Flour: A Novel Wheat Ingredient Rich in Fermentable Fiber, Micronutrients, and Bioavailable Folate, Michael Fenech, Peter Clifton, Manny Noakes and David Topping
    Appendix: Suppliers of Dietary Fiber Ingredients


    Susan Sungsoo Cho, Priscilla Samuel