Rye (Secale cereale L.) arabinoxylans and their health-related activity


Arabinoxylans are an essential component of dietary fiber, and their health-promoting properties are determined mainly by the content and structural features their biopolymers. Rye bread is particularly rich in these compounds; their unique features in the context of content and chemical structure of rye arabinoxylans make it a valuable component od daily diet. Long-term studies have shown the positive effect of these compounds in the aspect of prevention of civilization diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. Among the description of the physicochemical properties and diversity of arabinoxylans, the article contains a collection of the most important reports regarding the health-promoting effects of these polymers, as well as their metabolism in the human body.


Rye (Secale cereale L) arabinoxylans; dietary fiber; water extract viscosity; antioxidant activity; health potential; short-chain fatty acids

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Dynkowska, W. (2021). Rye (Secale cereale L.) arabinoxylans and their health-related activity. Plant Breeding and Seed Science, 81, 19-38. https://doi.org/10.37317/10.37317/pbss-2020-0002

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