What is Inulin?
Inulins are also known as Fructo-Oligosaccharides which are a form of fibre found in many fruits and vegetables. Our Inulin is extracted from Chicory Root which makes it both vegan friendly and suitable for anyone with a gluten intolerance. This amazing fibre has recently been featured on the BBC’s programme with Angela Rippon, ‘How To Stay Young’.
What are the potential health benefits of Inulin?
Inulin is considered to be a prebiotic. Good bacteria in your digestive system are able to utilise it in order to produce a number of nutrients that are beneficial towards human health. It can also promote digestive health by speeding up intestinal transit and increasing faecal bulk. Recent studies have also suggested that Inulin may play a role in contributing towards the metabolism of fat (Nishimura 2015). The recommended intake of dietary fibre in the UK is 30g per day, as Inulin contains a huge 4.45g fibre per 5g serving it makes a great product for increasing your intake of this essential nutrient.
Who is Inulin suitable for?
Inulin is suitable for anyone looking to increase their intake of dietary fibre. Inulin is very versatile and can be stirred into sauces, added to shakes or baked into bread and cakes without altering the flavour. Dietary fibre is a very important element of the diet as it can help to increase satiety and keep you from snacking.
What goes well with Inulin?
Inulin is a great addition to any home baking recipes. Why not try baking up some high protein, gluten free bread using our Almond Flour, Sodium Bicarbonate and some Chia Seeds.