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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Dietary Fiber

Author: 
Misner, Scottie
Whitmer, Evelyn
Armstrong Florian, Traci
Publication Date: 
August 2013
Publication Number: 
AZ1127-2013
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Even though dietary fiber is not considered a nutrient, health professionals agree that most Americans don't get nearly enough in their diet. So, why is fiber important? What does fiber do? This article answers the questions regarding diet fiber by providing information on the practical aspects of fiber in the diet as well as food sources and their dietary fiber content.
Revised 8/2013. Originally published: 12/2006.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Nutritional Sciences
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1127
Keyword: 
diet
fiber
health
food
food sources
nutrition
nutrients
Type: 
Text
Pamphlet
Subject Category: 
Food Safety, Nutrition and Health
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