Dietary fibre

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Dietary fibre, or roughage, is a term for long, complex carbohydrates and certain organic compounds which cannot be digested at all, or only in part. The most well-known dietary fibres include cellulose and pectins.
In the plant, they are used to build up a supportive structure. In food production, they are also used to create a structure; for example, pectin is used as a thickening agent when making jam.

Chocolate also contains dietary fibre; the darker it is, the more fibre it holds. This comes from the cocoa or from ingredients such as nuts. However, the dietary fibre in chocolate cannot replace that in fruit and vegetables.

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