Organic Functional Foods

Inulin (FOS)

Description
Agave inulin (aka Fructooligosaccharides FOS) is a natural fiber from the oligofructose that is extracted from a variety of plants, including blue agave.  This product is a natural prebiotic and it is highly soluble.

Properties
Inulin offers a vast range of benefits for the human health since ingestion of this product contributes to the increased protection and balance of the intestine, stimulating the intestinal flora with its bifidobacterias.

Recent studies show that inulin consumption helps reduce the incidence of pre-cancer colon injuries, as well as the level of triglycerides and sugar in the blood. This makes inulin consumption also recommended to prevent diabetes, cholesterol problems, and cardiovascular disease.

Use & Applications
Agave inulin is used as an ingredient in processed foods, lacteous elaboration, dietetic products, fresh cheese, or it can be directly used as a source of fiber.