Inulin is another resistant starch fiber. It works in similar ways as the resistant starch fiber made from corn. Inulin is made from chicory root. You have seen adds for Activia the yogurt that is supposed to help with digestion. The ingredient in Activia is chicory root resistant starch fiber. It is also found in Dreamfield pasta and other products made to be reduced in carbohydrate. It works well also. Inulin makes foods creamy. It behaves as fat. Some food processors use it to replace some of the sugar in their products. It has a slight sweet taste. Where it is different from resistant starch fiber made from corn, is it can cause gas. Especially used in liquids like smoothies
which digest very quickly. I found I can use it in cookies along with the corn variety and ground flax and oat bran to make cookies that raise blood sugar very little. I am going to experiment with it more.
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