Chicory Root Powder
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.