Chapter 5: Dietary fiber in cereal grains

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Shewry, P. R. and Serna-Saldivar S. O. 2023. Chapter 5: Dietary fiber in cereal grains. in: Shewry, P. R., Koshe, H. and Taylor, J. R. N. (ed.) ICC Handbook of 21st Century Cereal Science and Technology Elsevier. pp. 55-62

AuthorsShewry, P. R. and Serna-Saldivar S. O.
EditorsShewry, P. R., Koshe, H. and Taylor, J. R. N.
Abstract

Dietary fiber (DF) is essential for human health and, with the exception of a small contribution from fungi, is derived solely from plant-based foods. Cereal grains are major sources of fiber in the human diet contributing, for example, 40%_50% of the total daily intake of fiber in European populations. Assuming an average total fiber content of 7% in whole grains they are capable of providing the levels of fiber intake recommended by health authorities, which range from about 25_30 g/day. However, most cereals are processed to give refined products. Dry-milling procedures are designed to selectively remove the husks, pericarp and aleurone to produce fractions corresponding to only the starchy endosperm (such as white wheat flour, decorticated sorghum, white rice and corn flour and grits). These fractions have low fiber contents and current concerns about increases in diet-related diseases are resulting in the strong promotion and increased consumption of whole grains.

Page range55-62
Year of Publication2023
Book titleICC Handbook of 21st Century Cereal Science and Technology
PublisherElsevier
Edition1st
ISBN9780323952958
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-95295-8.00023-X
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDFW - Designing Future Wheat - Work package 2 (WP2) - Added value and resilience
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online26 Jun 2023

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