Beet fiber is the dried, processed pulp of sugar beets which have had their sugar extracted for use as a sweetener. It is a gluten free source of dietary fiber that is used to increase fiber content or for its absorptive properties. It can be used as an extender, fat replacer, and thickener
Beet fiber is a source of pectin and soluble and insoluble fibers. It contains a portion of the minerals present in whole beets. It contains no phytic acid, which can interfere with mineral absorption. Beet fiber increases regularity of bowel movements and promotes growth of the gut microbiota. Studies have found intake of 30g a day to imporove serum choleserol levels as well as the HDL/LDL ratio. In diabetics, 15g of beet fiber helped control blood sugar spikes after meals. See: phytic acid, soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, pectin, beets
Many studies’ health effects rely on significant intake of beet fiber; it is typically found in small quantities when an ingredient in another product.
Processed meat, bread, gluten free bread, gluten free products, nutritional supplements
Sugar beet fiber