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Jan 26, 2009 09:31 AM

Question on Fiber in Diet

I know that fiber is important and beans are often listed as a good source...but if you puree the beans as you might for black bean you still get as much fiber? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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  1. Yes - fiber stays the same. Simple alteration like blending or pureeing or mashing (as in refried beans) will not alter the fiber content.

    1. Yes, beans are high in fiber regardless what you do with them. (I believe)

      1. Fiber is fiber--even supplements have it pre-ground before having it compacted as a pill or filled into a capsule.

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        1. re: Caralien

          Just have to be careful with pills/capsules. My doctor warned me that many times, a person will not take drink enough water with the fiber pills to make them fully effective. The whole point with the fiber being to retain water in your stool to pass more easily. But with regards to OP, black bean soup will definitely have enough fluids!

          1. re: bdachow

            if you don't drink enough water and start choking on the capsule, you'll never make that mistake again! The bottles recommend at least 8oz of water with each serving (3-5 caps). It's still no substitute for fresh or dried raw fruits and vegetables, however.