Posts Tagged ‘food science’


Insoluble or Soluble? That is the question.

January 17, 2011

I love carrots. Okay, I take that back. I like carrots, especially when they are dunked into a Laughing Cow Cheese wedge or swept through a bowl of spinach dip. Some people I know look at me and my carrots and poke fun. They are probably just jealous of my ability to eat these nutritional powerhouses on a regular basis, right? Or maybe I have turned orange and they are making the connection. Or maybe they are sad that the candy they are chowing down on has no fiber. Bummer.

Okay, so let’s talk fiber. Soluble? Insoluble? What? Obviously, soluble fiber dissolves in water and insoluble does not. Because of this, soluble and insoluble fibers both play certain roles in your digestive system and are important for your health. Okay? Lesson over. Nah, let’s get a little deeper….

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