Journal of Chemistry

Dietary Fiber: Chemistry, Structure, and Properties


Publishing date
01 Jan 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Aug 2017

Lead Editor

1Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA

2University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

3Soochow University, Suzhou Industrial Park, China

4Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, USA


Dietary Fiber: Chemistry, Structure, and Properties

Description

Dietary fiber is mostly derived from the plant cell wall. It mainly includes cellulose, hemicellulose, pectic polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, resistant starch, and lignin. Dietary fiber cannot be digested and absorbed in the human small intestine. Instead, it can be fermented in the large intestine by colon microorganisms to produce short chain fatty acid, which in turn can be absorbed and contributes to human health such as antitumor and anti-inflammation properties. In recent years, diabetes, obesity, and other health issues of human beings increased significantly due to low dietary fiber intake. Dietary fiber has gained a lot of public attention.

This special issue focuses on the chemistry, structure, and functional and bioactive properties of dietary fiber. Understanding of the structure and chemical physical properties of dietary fiber is very important to the application, new product development, novel material exploration, and so on.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Molecular structure of dietary fibers from various sources: agriculture by-product, bran, hemicellulose, and so on
  • Development of novel extraction/ processing methods of dietary fibers
  • Hemicellulose and cellulose dissolution method development for the exploration of potential utilization
  • Physical, chemical, or structural study of novel dietary fiber material
  • Dietary fiber characterization and application
  • Dietary fiber interaction with other ingredients in food products
  • Functional properties of soluble dietary fibers, such as rheological properties
  • The structure and function relationship of dietary fiber
  • Novel dietary fiber sources of commercial potential
  • Method of dietary fiber determination

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1328797
  • - Editorial

Dietary Fiber: Chemistry, Structure, and Properties

Qingbin Guo | Ji Kang | ... | Feng Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7464297
  • - Research Article

Relationship of Moisture Status and Quality Characteristics of Fresh Wet Noodles Prepared from Different Grade Wheat Flours from Flour Milling Streams

Li Li | Na Wang | ... | Xiaoxi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1597308
  • - Research Article

Effects of Fermented Wheat Bran on Flour, Dough, and Steamed Bread Characteristics

Li Li | Zhen Wang | ... | Xiao-Xi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3082026
  • - Research Article

Acetylation Modification Improves Immunoregulatory Effect of Polysaccharide from Seeds of Plantago asiatica L.

Le-Ming Jiang | Shao-Ping Nie | ... | Ming-Yong Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6459243
  • - Research Article

Distribution of Phenolic Acids and Antioxidant Activities of Different Bran Fractions from Three Pigmented Wheat Varieties

Jinli Zhang | Yan Ding | ... | Xiansheng Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3805932
  • - Research Article

Gamma-Tocotrienol Stimulates the Proliferation, Differentiation, and Mineralization in Osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 Cells

Weili Xu | Pan He | ... | Shaobo Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8023610
  • - Research Article

Rheology of Sesame Pastes with Different Amounts of Water Added

Li-Xia Hou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8948639
  • - Research Article

Physicochemical Characterisation of Polysaccharides from the Seeds and Leaves of Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) and Their Antioxidant and α-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activities In Vitro

Huajun Jian | Fang Qiao | ... | Nongyue He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2163218
  • - Review Article

Application and Development Prospects of Dietary Fibers in Flour Products

Wen Han | Sen Ma | ... | Xue-ling Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9340427
  • - Review Article

Modification and Application of Dietary Fiber in Foods

Yue-yue Yang | Sen Ma | ... | Xue-ling Zheng
Journal of Chemistry
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CiteScore2.200
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