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Functional Fibers of the Future

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The taxonomy of food ingredients commonly divides the macronutrients into three general categories: proteins, fats and carbohydrates. But sometimes, this can be misleading. It would be fairer to add a fourth category: food fiber. Fiber is usually considered a carbohydrate (although lignins, while composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, technically are not considered carbohydrates since they are not made up of linked single sugar molecules).

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