Nutrient Information: Fiber, insoluble

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Nutrient Name: Fiber, insoluble
Nutrient Category: Carbohydrates and Sugar
Unit Name: g
Nutrient Summary: Insoluble dietary fiber does not dissolve in water and is not a source of calories. It can help promote bowel health and bowel movements regularity.
Nutrient Function: • Insoluble dietary fiber does not dissolve in water and not a source of calories.
• These poorly f ... (Continue the page to read more)


Sample Foods High in:
Fiber, insoluble  ( Additional Top Food Sources )
Food Description Nutrient Amount1 Daily Value%2
Figs, dried, uncooked
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
8.3 g
Pears, raw, bartlett
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
2.8 g
Broccoli, raw
Category: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
2.4 g
Kiwifruit, green, raw
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
2.3 g
Oranges, raw, navels
Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices
1.8 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 Insoluble dietary fiber does not dissolve in water and is not a source of calories. It can help promote bowel health and bowel movements regularity.
Nutrient Function • Insoluble dietary fiber does not dissolve in water and not a source of calories.
• These poorly fermented fibers can improve the movement of food and waste through the digestive system and help promote bowel movements health and regularity.
• Can make you feel full so that you will eat less.
Food Sources
Top Food Sources
• Wheat bran
• Whole grains
• Some vegetables (such as cauliflower, green beans, potatoes)
Deficiency Health Effects Fibers are not essential nutrients, so inadequate intakes do not result in biochemical or clinical symptoms of a deficiency. Lack of insoluble fibers may cause inadequate fecal bulk which impacts bowel movements.
Effects if Above Upper Limit No serious chronic adverse effects have been observed, though occasional adverse gastrointestinal symptoms are observed when consuming some of the isolated or synthetic fibers. No Upper Limit number was defined for Dietary Fiber or Functional Fiber.
External References Learn more at Healthline.com website: 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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