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Psyllium seed from Plantain (Plantago ovata)

Psyllium seed from Plantain (Plantago ovata)

Psyllium seed from Plantain (Plantago ovata). The seed husks are used in laxatives because the outer seed coats are high in fiber and mucilage content. The term mucilage describes a group of clear, colorless gelling agents derived from plants by milling or grinding of the outer layer of the seed. The milled seed mucilage is a white fibrous material that is hydrophilic and thus strongly binds to water. Upon absorbing water, the clear, colorless, mucilaginous gel that forms increases in volume by tenfold or more, producing the dietary fiber bulk. SEM X11
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Stock Photo ID:
42-33380117
Date Photographed:
August 9, 2011
Model Released:
No Release
Property Released:
No Release
Credit:
© Dennis Kunkel, Microscopy, Inc./Visuals Unlimited/Corbis
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Rights Managed (RM)
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Collection:
Eureka Premium
Max File Size:
55 MB - 5103px × 3828px • 17.00in. × 12.00in @ 300 ppi
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  • Not available for use in a retail print or poster.

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