Many people don’t realise that our bodies have good bacteria in them that help our gut to function properly and that taking inulin is a good way to feed that bacteria and keep it healthy. Inulin is prebiotic insoluble fibre sourced from plants, rich in fibre (9gms per 15gms) and can be a sweet substitute.
Functions: It has naturally occurring sweet properties and can be used to feed and activate yeast as well as be used in baking and sweets. It is around a third of the sweetness of sugar.
Ingredients: Organic Inulin from blue agave.
Benefits and claims: Inulin helps maintain intestinal health and function, which then helps you absorb nutrients more easily, while fighting off infections and bad bacteria. It even works to improve your immune system and helps with bowel movements. Many people use it to add more fibre to their diet as inulin contains no digestible carbs.
Features: Inulin has a pleasant mild sweetness, has a very low glycemic index and will not raise serum glucose levels. Inulin is commonly used by mouth for high blood fats, including cholesterol and triglycerides. It is also used for weight loss, constipation, diarrhoea, and diabetes. It is also the only sweetener that proves yeast, making it a great substitute for using sugar or honey in bread recipes.
Macros: per 100gm Net Carbs 7g, Protein 0, Fat 0, Calories 740kj
Allergens: Okay with keto, diabetic, candida, paleo, vegan, low-carb, low-sugar, non-GMO, and all-natural diets. No allergens. This is from the agave plant which bodes well for those with IBS who don't react well to chicory root-based inulin.
Keto Recipes that use this Keto Ingredient: In its powdered form, it’s light and sweet, great for using in your tea and coffee or adding to your favourite desserts and smoothies.