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Effect Of Processing On Microbiota Accessible Carbohydrates In Whole Grains, Caroline Smith Nov 2019

Effect Of Processing On Microbiota Accessible Carbohydrates In Whole Grains, Caroline Smith

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research in Food Science and Technology

There is potential to increase microbiota accessible carbohydrates (MAC) in whole grains through food processing. Therefore, different processing conditions for boiling and extrusion of whole wheat flour were studied for their effect on MAC. Processing conditions had a minimal effect on fermentation response using 2 fecal samples of disparate composition. However, the processing method had an impact on the fermentation of non-digestible carbohydrates and subsequent short chain fatty acids production, but only for a microbiome with high diversity and a predominance of microbes associated with dietary fiber intake. Subsequently, five processing methods: boiling, extrusion, unleavened bread, yeast bread, and sourdough ...