What do you mean by dietary fibre, Chemistry

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Q. What do you mean by Dietary fibre?

Dietary fibre is an imporatant ingredient in food and comprises of  a diverse group of plant substances viz. celluloses, hemicelluloses, lignins, gums,  mucilages and phenolic compounds which are resistant to  hydrolysis by digestive enzymes  of the human gut regions.

Crude fibre  and hemicellulose are the major components of dietary fibre as  crude fibre itself is made up of cellulose and lignin. 


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