Barley Rides on the Coattails of Oats - Beta Glucan
|Barley Rides on the Coattails of Oats.||Darrell Miller||01/31/06|
January 31, 2006 01:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Barley Rides on the Coattails of Oats.
The health claim that oats may reduce the risk of heart disease, familiar to Americans since the Food and Drug Administration approved it in 1997, has been expanded. In December, the FDA ruled that barley also contains high levels of beta-glucan soluble fiber, and therefore products containing barley may also display the health claim. Barley products must contain at least 0.75 grams of soluble fiber to qualify for the claim. The interim Final rule took effect Dec. 23.