Nutrient Information: Fiber, soluble

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Nutrient Name: Fiber, soluble
Nutrient Category: Carbohydrates and Sugar
Unit Name: g
Nutrient Summary: Soluble dietary fiber dissolves in water and broken down by bacteria in the large intestine. It can lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
Nutrient Function: • Soluble dietary fiber dissolves in water and broken down by bacteria in the large intestine and pr ... (Continue the page to read more)


Sample Foods High in:
Fiber, soluble  ( Additional Top Food Sources )
Food Description Nutrient Amount1 Daily Value%2
Figs, dried, uncooked
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
1.5 g
Kiwifruit, green, raw
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
0.7 g
Strawberries, raw
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
0.7 g
Peaches, yellow, raw
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
0.6 g
Pears, raw, bartlett
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
0.3 g
1 Nutrient amount is in 100 gram food
2 Use Female 31-50 years old as Daily Value reference


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Nutrient Detail Information
Nutrient Summary Soluble dietary fiber dissolves in water and broken down by bacteria in the large intestine. It can lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
Nutrient Function • Soluble dietary fiber dissolves in water and broken down by bacteria in the large intestine and provides some calories.
• The viscous fiber can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol levels in the blood by absorption of dietary fat and cholesterol.
• Can slow the digestion of carbohydrates to help control the level of blood glucose.
• Can make you feel full so that you will eat less.
Food Sources
Top Food Sources
• Oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds
• Beans, lentils, peas
• Some fruits: such as pears, figs, nectarines
• Some vegetables: such as brussels sprouts, avocados, broccoli, carrots
Deficiency Health Effects Fibers are not essential nutrients, so inadequate intakes do not result in biochemical or clinical symptoms of a deficiency.
Effects if Above Upper Limit No serious chronic adverse effects have been observed. No Upper Limit number was defined for Dietary Fiber. Foods that are rich in fiber may alter body's mineral metabolism, especially when phytate is present. Fibers may impact the absorption of a certain minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc.
External References Learn more at Healthline.com: Soluble and Insoluble Fiber



Dietary Reference Intakes The nutrient Dietary Reference Intakes and nutrition facts is from Institute of Medicine of National Academies 2006. Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11537
US FDA Nutrition Education Nutrition facts knowledge are based on U.S. FOOD & DRUG Administration Nutrition Education Resources & Materials. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/interactivenutritionfactslabel/
National Institutes of Health Nutrition facts knowledge are based on National Institutes of Health Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all
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