Dietary fiber content of dry pea, chickpea, and lentil determined using the consensus analytical method, AOAC 2011.25
The health benefits of dietary fiber and its constituents have been well documented. However, the consumption of dietary fiber is lower than recommended levels worldwide, and the gap between actual consumption and recommended intake represents a widely unrecognized health risk. One approach to address the dietary fiber gap is to return to an ancient tradition that was abandoned in the last 50 years, i.e. the consumption of pulse crops as a dietary staple. To better advocate for an increase in pulse consumption, the determination of the fiber content of these crops using the consensus definition ...
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