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 (bā′tə-glo͞o′kăn′ -kən)
Any of various polysaccharides, such as cellulose, that are composed of glucose monomers and are found chiefly in the cell walls of fungi and plants, especially oats and barley. Beta-glucans are added to foods as a source of dietary fiber and are used as dietary supplements.
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[ClickPress, Thu Sep 06 2018] The report " Beta-Glucan Market by Source (Cereal, Mushroom, Yeast, Seaweed), Application (Food & Beverages, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Animal Feed), Category (Soluble, Insoluble), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", is projected to reach USD 476.5 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.57% from 2017.
Studies have shown that the beta-glucan in oats can reduce the levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the blood without affecting your levels of good (HDL) cholesterol.
Barley contains high levels of a healthy fiber, called beta-glucan.
The team of scientists said that the polysaccharide looks a bit like the gut-friendly, health-promoting beta-glucan found in oats and other cereals.
(2004) showed that diets containing barley beta-glucan reduced lipids in mildly hypercholesterolemic men and women.
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Prebiotic Foods FOOD PREBIOTIC KEY PHYTOCHEMICALS Apples Pectin Polyphenols Asparagus Inulin Saponins, antioxidant nutrients Barley Beta-glucan Polyphenols, carotenoids Dandelion Inulin Carotenoids, greens terpenoids Garlic Inulin, Flavonoids, allicin fructooligosaccharides Jicama Inulin Flavonoids Leeks Inulin Flavonoids Oats Beta-glucan Polyphenols Onion Inulin, Quercetin fructooligosaccharides Prebiotic Pros.