Inulin is a naturally occurring sugar, white powder, a bit like starch but unlike starch it dissolves well in water. It is an excellent prebiotic that can help stimulate the development of a good bacterial flora in the gut. This is a dietary supplement.
What is Inulin?
Inulin is a polysaccharide with a wide range of properties. Its characteristic feature is above all its low calorific value - it is almost ten times less sweet than ordinary sugar. Inulin has gelling, structure-forming, stabilizing and thickening properties.
As it turns out, 1g of inulin is equivalent to 4g of fat. Products with inulin content do not lose their value, retain all their valuable properties. In addition, inulin in a given product improves its taste and texture, and also gives a sense of creaminess when you eat.
It is worth adding that the properties of inulin as a fat substitute mean that it is used in the manufacture of food for people who want to lose weight. In addition, this valuable polysaccharide can also help curb appetite and make you feel full, which in turn improves food control. Therefore, products with inulin should be reached by people who are not only thinking about a diet, but also those who are thinking about proper nutrition and health.
Where is Inulin found?
Inulin is mainly produced by plants from the Asteraceae family. It is found in larger quantities in the tubers of chicory, artichoke, dandelion, artichoke, as well as in onions, leeks, garlic, bananas and asparagus.
How does Inulin work?
The product is not digested in the digestive tract, therefore it acts as a dietary fiber and is an excellent prebiotic that can help stimulate the development of a good bacterial flora in the intestine. Inulin can also have a positive effect on the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism. Due to the valuable properties of fiber, it slows down the absorption of sugar from the food into the blood and reduces the glycemic index of the food eaten.
Ingredients: inulin Orafti HSI
May contain allergens: mustard, gluten, nuts and sesame seeds.
Nutritional value per 100g:
Energy value - 874 kJ / 208 kcal
fat - 0 g,
including saturated fatty acids - 0 g
carbohydrates - 7 g
inkluding sugars- 7 g
fiber - 90 g
protein - 0 g
salt - 0.1 g
Dosage: Inulin works as a sweetener, so it can be added to muesli, smoothies and desserts or as a thickener for soups and sauces.
Storage: Store clean and dry. Recommended storage temperature: 5-25 °C. Keep out of reach of children.
Country of origin: Belgium
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. A dietary supplement cannot be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the preparation. Always consult your doctor.