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There are many types of fibre.  

Some of the more common types of fibre include:

  • Beta-glucans – found in cereal grains and mushrooms
  • Bran – outermost layer of cereal grains
  • Cellulose – found in plant cell walls
  • Chitins – cell walls of fungi as well as the exoskeletons of crustaceans and insects
  • Fructan – found in cereal grains
  • Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) – derived from lactose
  • Glucomannan – a water-soluble polysaccharide found in the cell walls of some plants
  • Gums – acacia gum, guar gum, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, carrageen
  • Inulin – a type of fructan; found in onions, chicory root, and Jerusalem artichokes
  • Lignin – found in plant cell walls and algae
  • Mannans – found in dates, aloe vera, green coffee bean seeds, and legumes
  • Oligofructose – a type of fructan derived from inulin
  • Pectin – found in beetroot, citrus peels, apples, peaches, pears, and cherries
  • Psyllium – a seed often used in supplemental fibres

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