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Constituents of non-starch polysaccharides

The relationship of non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) to other sources of carbohydrate (CHO).

Non-starch polysaccharides include a number of polymers of simple sugars, together with uronic acid. They are broadly divided into cellulose and non-cellulosic polysaccharides. Their relation- ship to total carbohydrate in the diet is summarised in the diagram above.

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