Chicory Root Syrup
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.
It’s a Fructo-oligosaccharides
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are composed of short fructose chains. Chicory root syrup is 100% FOS, inulin. This is a natural prebiotic.
Inside and Out
Chicory root syrup 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 syrup is about 60% as sweet as table sugar. You may need to use this sweetener in conjunction with another sweetener. You can use it in coffee or tea, yogurt, smoothies, jams, salad dressings, pancake syrup and for baking.