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Question: What are the usual food sources of dietary fiber?

Answer:

Food Portion Fiber Content
(GRAMS)
Fruits
Banana
Pear with skin
Prunes
Raisins
1 medium
1 medium
5 dried prunes
1 cup
2.7
4.0
3.0
2.0
Vegetables
Broccoli
Corn
Green beans
Lettuce
Peas
Potato
1 cup, cooked
1 cup, cooked
1 cup, cooked
1 cup
1 cup, cooked
1 medium
2.3
2.0
2.2
1.0
2.2
4.8
Legumes
Kidney beans
Navy beans
1 cup, cooked
1 cup, cooked
3.2
3.3
Bread and Cereals
White bread
Whole wheat bread
Brown rice
Popcorn
Bran flakes
Shredder wheat
1 slice
1 slice
1 cup
2 cups
1 cup
1 cup
0.4
1.5
2.0
1.4
5.0
3.9
Nuts and seeds
Almonds
Peanuts
10 nuts
10 nuts
1.9
2.2

Pennington, Bowes and Church, 16th ed., 1994

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