№ 10 Chicory Root Powder

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Chicory Root Powder

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Remix
Ranking
10

Glycemic
Index
1

Sweetness
to Sugar
35%

This Sweetener is a Natural Sugar

Natural sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose) and some vegetables.  The chicory root plant grows wild in North America.  Chicory root syrup is made by pressing the roots the chicory plant.  Then the extract is mixed with water, which is then filtered and put through a centrifugation process.

It’s a Fructo-oligosaccharides

Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are composed of short fructose chains.  Chicory root powder is 100% FOS, inulin. This is a natural prebiotic.

Inside and Out

Chicory root powder has a sweet taste.  Its FOS is an indigestible sugar.  They go to your large intestine, where they are fermented by the good bacteria in your gut.  This process produces short-chain fatty acids that keep the lining of your gut healthy.  Since FOS is not digested, it doesn’t cause a spike in blood sugar.

Put it to Good Use

Chicory root powder is about 35% as sweet as table sugar.  You may need to use this sweetener in conjunction with another sweetener.  You can use it in yogurt, smoothies, jams, sauces and for baking.

Chicory Root Powder Buy

Roasted chicory root, ground, can be used as a coffee substitute.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 28g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 26g 104%
Total Sugars 0g
Pentose 0g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.