Tag Archives: Dietary Fiber

Updates for Dietary Fiber on the Nutrition Facts Label

Eight additional non-digestible carbohydrates now count as "beneficial" fibers, the FDA announced June 14, 2018. They include mixed plant cell wall fibers (a broad category that includes fibers like sugar cane fiber and apple fiber, among many others), arabinoxylan, alginate, inulin and inulin-type fructans, high amylose starch (resistant starch 2), galactooligosaccharide, polydextrose, and resistant maltodextrin/dextrin.

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Dietary Fiber on the Nutrition Facts Label

The final rule for FDA's 2016 updates to Nutrition Facts labeling incorporates two major changes to dietary fiber that food manufacturers need to be aware of: (1) a definition of “dietary fiber” – a term that FDA had not previously defined and (2) an increase in the DRV from 25 grams to 28 grams. Dietary Fiber is a...
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Filling Up: The Benefits of Fiber in Our Diet

FiberWith the FDA's changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel, a few nutrients have been getting more press lately. One of those is fiber. We all hear that we need more fiber in our diets and so we try to eat more beans and whole grains. But, there...
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