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A general term for those carbohydrates present in foods that are not digested, and are therefore excluded from calculations of energy intake, although they may be fermented by intestinal bacteria and yield some energy. The term includes resistant starch, indigestible oligosaccharides, and the various non-starch polysaccharides. See also fatty acids, volatile.

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