Fibers


FIBERS (ROUGHAGE)


          The fine and rough parts of eatables are called ‘Roughage’. Roughage does not digest with food and therefore, it is not observed by our body. It helps in intestinal functions. Due to its presentation, faecal materials are not able to gather (accumulated) in intestines and comes out easily from the body that prevents constipation. Nature has produced many such fruits, vegetables and grains in which fibers present abundantly that is not digested but comes in intestines as same as it is eaten. Therefore, in most of the cases of constipation, it is advised to take chapatti made from flours with chaffs or chapatti of only chaffs. This is the reason why it is said that most of the grains, fruits, vegetables, etc. are cooked with peels so that their fibers remains in food and is useful for our health. 

The quantity (percentage) of roughage has described in following eatables-

S.No

Eatables

Percentage of roughage

1.

Wheat

2.9 %

2.

Rice

0.7 %

3.

Lentil

4.1 %

4.

Cauliflower

130.0 %

5.

Radish

120.0 %

6.

Cucumber

140.0 %

7.

Onion

5.0 %

8.

Fine flour

0.4 %

9.

Spinach

8.1 %

10.

Apple

100.0 %

11.

Kamarkalla

180.0 %

12.

Potato

3.1 %

13.

Lobea

4.1 %

14.

Green peas

8.7 %

15.

Water melon

22.0 %

16.

Straw berry

19.0 %

17.

Carrot

8.1 %

18.

Peach

25.0 %