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Understanding the in's and out's of fiber

 

Last updated 6/19/2014 at Noon

Incorporating natural fiber sources into one

FALLBROOK – When looking at the labels on white bread and cereals on supermarket shelves, ever see “good source of fiber”? Now read the nutrition label – three grams. That’s the minimum amount that manufacturers need to pack into a product to have the words “good source of fiber” placed on the label.

Overly-processed white breads do not contain fiber naturally. So where is this fiber coming from?

Many consumers are buying foods that are fortified with synthetic fiber additives. Food manufacturers, faced with demands to reduce calories, fat, and sodium, while increasi...



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