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Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 39–44 | Cite as

Digestibility of dietary fiber components in vegetarian men

  • Sadhana Joshi
  • Vaishali Agte
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Abstract

Digestibility of fiber components namely neutral detergent fiber (total content of cellwall) cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin are estimated in 14 healthy vegetarian men during adlibitum feeding and at 3 energy levels namely 2526, 2868 and 3290 kcals/day. Values of digestibility for adlibitum experiments were 34.17±2.3 for neutral detergent fiber (NDF), 30.1±3.9 for cellulose and 53.4±3.0 for hemicellulose and 8.1±2.6 for lignin. There was a considerable variability in digestibility of fiber components between individuals.

Key words

Digestibility Fiber components Vegetarians 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sadhana Joshi
    • 1
  • Vaishali Agte
    • 1
  1. 1.Biometry and Nutrition UnitAgharkar Research InstitutePuneIndia

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