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Research article2008Peer reviewed

Oats full of soluble fibre

Aman, Per; Andersson, Annicaa A. M.


During recent years there has been increased interest in oats and in foods made from this cereal, which is rich in soluble dietary fibre (mainly mixed-linkage (1 -> 3,1 -> 4)-beta-D-glucan, in the following referred to as beta-glucan). This perspective paper discusses oats, the health effects of oats, some possible health claims for oat foods and the content, structure and some properties of oat beta-glucan. In the Nordic countries this is a rapidly growing sector within the agro-industrial chain.

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Agro Food Industry Hi-tech
2008, Volume: 19, number: 2, pages: 25-27