Host Richard Hentschel discusses how our fruits and vegetables provide the dietary fiber we all need with Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator. The vegetables out of the garden can provide both the soluble and insoluble forms of fiber. Sources of soluble fiber sources include oats, peas, beans, apples, carrots and citrus fruits. Some of the sources of insoluble fiber come from whole wheat flower, beans, cauliflower, green beans and potatoes. As with the need to eat a variety of vegetables of color, it is equally important to eat a variety of high-fiber foods to help maintain good health.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.