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Do you know the facts on fiber?
by Staff
Dietary fiber is one of those nutrients that sometimes flies under the radar, maybe because it doesn't have "vitamin" in front of it. But it's as important as any vitamin or mineral in the book, playing roles in healthy digestion, weight maintenance, and even heart health. Fiber is a nutrient worth knowing. Here, test your knowledge of this essential carbohydrate (and see if you're getting enough!).

Most people need about how many grams of fiber per day?

  • 10 to 15 grams
  • 15 to 20 grams
  • 20 to 35 grams

Of these nut varieties, which has the most fiber?

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews

Of these fruits, which has the highest fiber content per serving?

  • Orange
  • Pear
  • Pink grapefruit

Which of these foods has 15 grams of fiber per serving?

  • Bananas
  • Whole-wheat linguini
  • Black beans

Which type of legume has more fiber?

  • Lentil
  • Black bean
  • Chickpea

When choosing a type of pasta as a fiber source, your best bet is:

  • Whole-wheat spaghetti
  • White-flour linguini
  • White-flour spaghetti

Of these berries, which one gives you the most fiber?

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

Which of these breakfast foods is the more substantial fiber source?

  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • None of the above

Of these high-fiber legume products, which usually costs the least?

  • Canned kidney beans
  • Dried lima beans
  • Frozen peas

Between organic and conventional, where will you get more fiber?

  • Organic
  • Conventional
  • There's no difference in fiber content.