Country of Origin: China
Production: The root is washed and cut, then inulin is extracted, refined, evaporated, and crystallized.
Qualities: Inulin is considered a ‘’prebiotic’’ fiber. It is not actually absorbed in the stomach, but functions in the bowels where beneficial bacteria are able to use it to grow and proliferate. It supports the growth of bacteria associated with improving bowel function and general health.
Dietary fibers such as inulin are known to enhance gut health, curb appetite, help maintain heart health by influencing lipid metabolism, and improve bone density by increasing calcium and magnesium absorption.
Other plants that naturally contain high amounts of inulin include chicory, wheat, onions, leeks, bananas, garlic, asparagus and Jerusalem artichokes. Beyond its prebiotic properties, Jerusalem artichokes are rich in iron, potassium, vitamin C and B.
Common Use: Inulin has a slightly sweet taste with a low glycemic index making it a great sugar replacement for people with candida and diabetes. Use in baked foods, raw foods, cereals, bars, dressings, smoothies, etc.
It can also be used as a dietary supplement or prebiotic formulation.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.