NSP - Non-Starch Polysaccharides

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NSP - Non-Starch Polysaccharide

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  • Sources and Functions
  • Types 
  • How much we should have
  • What happens if we don't get enough

Maltose + Maltose + Maltose + Maltose

Glu+Glu Glu+Glu Glu+Glu Glu+Glu

Disacharide + Disacharide = Polysaccharide

NSP stands for non-starch polysaccharides and is a long chain of  glucose which cannot be broken down by digestion. It can be found mainly in cereal foods, beans, lentils, fruit and vegetables. It contains insoluble and soluble fibre.

  • Insoluble

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