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Dietary Fiber Content of Barley Grown in Finland.

T. Aalto, M. Lehtonen, and P. Varo. Copyright 1988 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

The dietary fiber content in 118 samples of two- and six-rowed Finnish barley varieties grown in three different locations was determined gravimetrically as the sum of water-insoluble and water-soluble dietary fiber. Total dietary fiber content of the individual varieties ranged from 15.0 to 24.1%, water-insoluble dietary fiber from 11.1 to 19.2%, and water-soluble dietary fiber from 3.3 to 5.9%. The mean total dietary fiber of the two-rowed varieties (19.9%) was slightly lower than that of the six-rowed varieties (20.9%). One-fourth of the total dietary fiber in the two-rowed and one-fifth in the six-rowed varieties was water soluble. The location of growth had only a minor effect on the fiber content of barley.

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