Non-Starch Polysaccharides

What Are Non-Starch Polysaccharides?

Non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) is another (new) name for dietary fiber.

There are two kinds of NSP – insoluble and soluble. Most plant foods contain both types although proportions vary.

Good sources of insoluble NSP/fiber include: wheat, corn, rice, vegetables and pulses.

Good sources of soluble NSP/fiber include: apples, citrus fruits and oats.


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