The substances may be extracted from seeds (guar gum, locust (carob), quince, psyllium), plant sap or exudates (gum arabic, karaya or sterculia, tragacanth, ghatti, bassora or hog gum, shiraz, mesquite, anguo), and seaweeds (agar, kelp, alginate, Irish moss), or they may be made from starch or cellulose. Most (apart from dextrins) are not digested and have no food value, although they contribute to the intake of non‐starch polysaccharides. See also fibre, soluble.
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