Dietary fibres are a form of complex carbohydrates, made up of soluble and insoluble fibres depending upon their solubility in water. They are also considered to be rich in other nutrients such as beta-carotene, protein, phenolic compounds etc. Dietary fibres exhibit several health benefits and possess functional properties. They cannot be digested therefore, are utilized by gut microflora for fermentation which leads to their prebiotic beneficial effects. They are mainly present in plant cell wall, forming different layers. They can be extracted from fruit peels depending on their usability. They can be added to various food products to enhance their nutritive, sensory and textural quality.
Dr. Nidhi Budhalakoti has obtained her PhD degree with major in Human Nutrition and minor in Food Technology, from GBPUAT in 2014 and MSc. Degree in Food and Nutrition from GBPUAT, Pantnagar, India in 2010 and presently working for Centre of Innovative and Applied Bio-processing a National Institute under Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Dietary fibre, peels, Health benefits
SCIENCE / Horticulture