INULIN A PREBIOTIC
Food Marketing & Technology - India|July 2020
INULIN A PREBIOTIC
Inulin, a white, mildly sweet, indigestible polysaccharide that occurs particularly in the roots or tubers of various plants. It consists of Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) which is a soluble prebiotic fiber that is resistant to digestion and then reaches the large intestine. This prebiotic has a very Low Glycemic Index which means they are slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized. It nourishes the Friendly Bacteria and is a widely used ingredient from chicory root.
Swati Solanki

Oligofructose or Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) has 35 percent of the sweetness of sucrose, and its sweetening profile is similar to sugar. Standard inulin is slightly sweet, while high-performance inulin is not. Its solubility is higher than the classical fibers. When thoroughly mixed with liquid, inulin forms a gel and a white creamy structure, which is similar to fat. Its three-dimensional gel network, consisting of insoluble submicron crystalline inulin particles, immobilizes a large amount of water, assuring its physical stability.

The Global Inulin Market is forecasted to register a CAGR of 6.5 per cent and reach a value of USD 2.1 billion, by 2024.

Weight Loss Ingredients Market is projected to reach an Industry Value of USD 408.36 billion by the end of 2024.

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