CORNCOBS AS A SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2009;59(3):247–249
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The aim of this study was to determine the proximate composition, contents of individual fractions of dietary fiber and selected physicochemical properties of a fiber concentrate produced from corncobs. Dried and ground corncobs exhibited high total dietary fiber content (about 90 g/100 g d.m.), including a high share of hemicelluloses and cellulose. The analysed preparation exhibited also relatively high water holding capacity and high oil absorption ability. The composition and analysed properties of the novel maize fiber concentrate indicate its potential application as a dietary supplement in the production of high fiber foodstuffs and in the production of high fiber mixes with specific physiological effects.
ISSN:1230-0322