Wheat Bran: Composition and Digestibility

  • Robert M. Saunders


Studies have shown that feeding wheat bran to humans often results in therapeutic improvement in lower alimentary tract disorders (10, 26, 27). The actual component(s) of bran responsible for these clinical observations has not been determined, although the indigestible constituents (or dietary fiber) presumably play an important role. Little is known of the chemistry of the many cellular layers that comprise bran. Studies relating to the various components of bran and their fate during digestion are reviewed.


Seed Coat Dietary Fiber Wheat Flour Wheat Bran Neutral Detergent Fiber 
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  • Robert M. Saunders
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  1. 1.Agricultural Research ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureBerkeleyUSA

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