Fiber is the components of plant cell walls and the undigestible carbohydrates residues, except lignin which is a non carbohydrate polymer. There are several types of fiber: water soluble (e.g., pectin, gums, mucilages) found in fruits; and water insoluble (e.g., cellulose, hemicelluloses) found in wheat bran.

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