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Web Date: November 9, 2012

Dietary Fiber Data Misses Class Of Compounds

Food Science: Thanks to some polyphenols’ insolubility, nutritionists may overlook half of the healthful compounds, researcher argues
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: antioxidants, dietary fiber, polyphenols, non-extractable polyphenols

Common wisdom says to eat plenty of fruit and veg, to pump our bodies with antioxidants, which form in the body as it digests plants’ polyphenols, vitamins, and carotenoids. But according to a Spanish food chemist, nutritionists have overlooked perhaps half of all dietary polyphenols (J. Ag. Food. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/jf303758j).

Fulgencio Diego Saura-Calixto at . . .

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