Inulin is not an ordinary ingredient
What is inulin?
– Prebiotic fiber is found in many foods, but some people need to supplement in order to have perfect gut health.
– Subtly sweetened with only 10% of the sweetness of sugar
– Usually made from Jerusalem artichoke from the chicory root, it is used as a prebiotic fiber by the health industry.
– Inulin is a plant storage carbohydrate made from a fructose polymer.
– As a fructose, inulin can replace sugar and has synergistic effects with high-intensity sweeteners such as stevia and rooibos.
Inulin acts as a sweetener system.
– It is neutral in taste and color and is a good additive
– Inulin can be used to replace sugar, fat and flour
– It can improve the taste, texture and moisture of many foods
– Inulin has gelling properties and can be used to make low-fat cheeses, sauces, soups and spreads
– Inulin is easily incorporated into beverages and dairy products
– Non-GMO and Kosher
Inulin and the body
– Inulin can relieve constipation and help treat intestinal disorders
– Inulin can be used to treat a variety of problems such as osteoporosis, lowering cholesterol and diabetes
– Inulin is not actually digested, but it passes through the digestive system, where the bacterial population uses it as fuel.
– It is approved by the FDA and is safe for consumption by everyone from children to pregnant women.
The “Added Sugar” Red Letter
– Consumers demand low-sugar, clean-label options
– According to IFIC’s health survey, 48 percent of consumers say they cut certain foods and beverages out of their diets because of sugar.
– Baby Boomers are feeling the effects of poor lifestyle choices and changing their lifestyles
– Half of the women surveyed said they are cutting back on their sugar intake
– Brands have recently begun reformulating with stevia and rooibos products, but there are other healthy options that many consumers are unaware of Consumers are becoming more health conscious, but they still often have misconceptions about sweeteners
Clean labels have tremendous customer appeal and will not go unnoticed by diabetics, low-glycemic dieters and anyone with a healthy lifestyle.
– Cities like Boulder, San Francisco and Albany are the latest major U.S. cities to implement sugar taxes on soft drinks. This is also a global issue; many countries are making similar changes in their sugar consumption.
– Children are our future and parents are no longer willing to buy sugary products for their little ones
– Weight gain and diabetes are some of the biggest issues facing the sugar industry
– 75% of consumers surveyed said that sugar content influenced their purchases