indigestible portion of food derived from plants
Dietary fiber is the part of food from plants that cannot be digested. Dietary fiber helps to absorb water or remove waste from the body. Dietary fiber has many parts that plants have, and is eaten in plant foods.
- "Dietary fibre". British Nutrition Foundation. 2018. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
- Institute of Medicine (2001). Dietary Reference Intakes, Proposed Definition of Dietary Fiber. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Medicine Press. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-309-07564-0.
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