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Fibre: the Rough with the Smooth

Following the successful Sugar-Friend or Foe, Big Fat Debate and Protein Power, we move on to the debate on fibre, which only recently has been considered a nutrient but has long been known to have dietary benefits.

Expert speakers will meet on 11 October 2017 to explore various regulatory, health and food formulation issues related to fibre in our diet. It is easy to forget that the term ‘dietary fibre’ today applies to a somewhat heterogeneous assortment of indigestible carbohydrates from many different sources, with varying characteristics, functionalities and physiological effects.

The event will take up the following challenges:

• Defining fibre

• Regulatory issues/claims

• Dietary value of different forms of fibre

• Formulating fibre into foods.

For more information about the event and to book your place, please visit https://www.ifst.org/events/fibre-rough-smooth



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