noncellulose polysaccharides

noncellulose polysaccharides

[-sel′yəlōs]
food substances such as hemicellulose, pectins, gums, mucilages, and algal products that absorb water and swell to a larger bulk. They slow emptying of food from the stomach, bind bile acids, provide fermentation material for the colon, and prevent spastic colon pressure.
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