Dietary fibres are nutrients which cannot be broken down by the body’s own enzymes in the human gastrointestinal tract. They are only contained in vegetable foodstuffs. They can be found in, among others, in cereals, fruit, pulses, and in small amounts in milk. Dietary fibres have a positive effect on metabolism and digestive organs. They affect the consistency and thus regulate digestion. In addition, they support health promoting process such as lowering cholesterol levels and/or blood sugar levels. Dietary fibres are now recognised as an important component of human nutrition.