What is inulin powder, and why do I use it?
Inulin powder has become a fundamental and essential part of my kitchen. Inulin is used daily in my cooking and my diet for many reasons. So what exactly is it, and why should we all be using it?
I get many questions about this fabulous ingredient that I love, and I answer all of them in the video below.
So at its core, inulin powder is a dietary fibre and prebiotic. It's an icing sugar-like substance that is derived from the chicory root. Fortunately for our health, it isn't sugar. However, it is naturally sweet. The slight hint of sweetness in the inulin powder can be valuable for making healthier versions of your favourite desserts.
Whenever I create dessert recipes, you'll notice that inulin is almost always involved. I even use it in my sauces and other dishes for its sweetness and health benefits.
In my pickling recipes, I use inulin to give balance to the acidity of my pickled foods. Often in baking, I will substitute inulin powder for sugar as inulin still gives you the sweetness desired but takes out all the bad. Remember that inulin is a dietary fibre meaning that you can't simply substitute inulin for sugar at a 1:1 ratio. Having too much dietary fibre in our body will result in a few more trips to the toilet than you would like.
I always have a large jar ready to use at any moment. You can add it to your tea or coffee in the morning or even just have a teaspoon of it after eating to help with digestion.
Inulin powder possesses so many beneficial properties. It can help with weight loss and gut healing. Inulin helps your gut to digest food and absorb all the nutrients efficiently. It also makes you feel full quicker, meaning you won't need to eat as much to feel satisfied.
Gut health is essential for improving your overall health, and inulin is a significant first step. It acts as food for probiotics, forming an outstanding balance that keeps your gut happy.
You can read more about the health benefits of Inulin powder in our blog post, Inulin: What is it, what are the health benefits, and how does it work?
Where can I buy Inulin powder?
If you're looking for a product that contains 100% A Grade chicory inulin, then check out our ever-popular, Pure as Inulin Powder from Bridget's Healthy Kitchen.
Our Inulin powder is:
♥ Kosher + Halal certified.
♥ Contains no GMO's
♥ Food grade
♥ Free from any harmful and toxic substances
♥ AFTERPAY available
A laboratory has rigorously tested our Inulin to ensure the integrity of the ingredient. It's also the highest grade that is available and is imported directly from Europe.
Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to provide medical advice. All information, content, and material in this blog post are to inform the reader only. Our content is not intended to serve as a replacement for the consultation, diagnosis, and medical treatment of a qualified doctor or healthcare provider.
Firstly, welcome to the BHK Family :)
Secondly, starting quantities for Inulin are 1 tsp a day either in food or as a supplement taken straight from a spoon. This can be increased to 2 -3 tsp a day as the body becomes used to the added fibre. Just make sure the inulin you purchase is 100% A Grade chicory, as some powders on the market have added ingredients. Always check the labels before purchasing.
Wanting to start using insulin powder – hubby has type 2 diabetes & suffers from constipation due to diet & medication – he also has heart issues over the last 25 years and are hereditary . I would love to have better gut health – hubby is having a colonoscopy & Endoscopy & I’m going to do a cleans to start fresh gut bacteria – can you advise starting quantities to get us on the road to recovery & yes I’m joining your Facebook family page . Looking forward to joining the Bridgett road to wellness cheers Lee-Ann Ward
I use Inulin every day in drinks, recipes etc.
I also make Inulin disks to have as treats and to help keep me regular.