dietary fiber

dietary fiber n FIBER (2)

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the part of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts that resists digestion in the gastrointestinal tract; it includes soluble fibers such as pectins, gums, mucilages, and some hemicelluloses and insoluble fibers such as cellulose, and other hemicelluloses.

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