Dietary Fiber on the Food Label
In the U.S., information about the amount of dietary fiber per serving appears in the Nutrition Facts Panel on the food label unless the product contains less than one gram of fiber and no fiber claims are made. A declaration of the number of grams of soluble or insoluble dietary fiber in a serving is voluntarily except when a claim is made about the fiber. According U.S. regulations, for a product to qualify for a "good source of fiber" claim it must contain at least 10% of the daily value or 2.5 grams of fiber per serving; for a high fiber claim the product must contain at least 20% of the daily value of fiber or 5 grams or more of fiber per serving.
In Europe, the product must contain at least 3 g of fiber per 100 g of product or at least 1.5 g of fiber per 100 calories to qualify for a "source of fiber" claim. To be a "high fiber" food, the product must contain at least 6 g of fiber per 100 g of product or at least 3 g of fiber per 100 calories.
Each ingredient in a food or beverage is listed on the package label. Fibers may be listed as a type of flour (e.g., wheat, rye, and oat) or as individual fibers.
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gum arabic (acacia)
larch gum (arabinogalactan)
locust bean gum
modified resistant starch
resistant corn starch
soluble corn fiber