Functional fiber gets friendlier - digital magazine

Functional fiber gets friendlier
Between its potential health benefits and formulation advances in taste and texture, dietary fiber is garnering more attention. Also referred to as roughage or bulk, dietary fiber is the structural part of plant foods (such as grains, fruits or vegetables) that the human body cannot break down or digest.
Some of the buzz in fiber-rich food and beverage comes from utilizing whole ingredients, inulin, fructooligosaccharides (FOS) or polydextrose. Newer fiber sources include algae, mushrooms and cacao pod husks.