This DRI report presents the work of an assembled Panel, through three meetings and a workshop, to develop a proposed definition of dietary fiber. View or download the entire 74 page document or just selected sections below, or find information for obtaining the book version.
Proposed Definition of Dietary FiberDietary Reference Intakes: Proposed Definition of Dietary Fiber (2001)
National Academy of Sciences. Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board.
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- Front Matter (PDF|232 KB)
- Chapter I - Introduction (PDF|87 KB)
- Chapter II - Overview of Nutrition Labeling in the United States and Canada (PDF|342 KB)
- Chapter III - Overview of Food Fortification in the United States and Canada (PDF|411 KB)
- Chapter IV - A Brief Review of the History and Concepts of the Dietary Reference Intakes (PDF|188 KB)
- Chapter V - Guiding Principles for Selecting Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling (PDF|390 KB)
- Chapter VI - Guiding Principles for the Discretionary Addition of Nutrients to Food (PDF|418 KB)
- Appendix A - Biographical Sketches of the Committee (PDF|28 KB)
- Appendix B - Glossary (PDF|157 KB)
- Appendix C - Development and Evolution of Methods Used to Purify and Measure Dietary Fiber (PDF|453 KB)
- Appendix D - Determination of Energy Values for Fibers (PDF|75 KB)
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