The Oat Is Not Unique Among The Cereals

September 12, 2009 by Kenneth  
Filed under Low Cholesterol Diet

Barley Betafiber:Another Source of Beta-Glucan Soluble Fiber

The FDA is amending the health claim regulation entitled “Soluble fiber from certain foods and risk of coronary heart disease” to include barley betafiber as another source of beta-glucan soluble fiber.

The FDA has concluded that in addition to whole oat and whole grain barley products,  barley betafiber is also an appropriate source of beta-glucan fiber.

Barley betafiber is a processed product from whole grain barley flour.

Beta-glucans is a soluble fiber that has the potential to reduce LDL cholesterol.


Sources:Fed Register.2008 Feb25;73(37):9938-47.

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