Applications of inulin and oligofructose in health and nutrition

  title={Applications of inulin and oligofructose in health and nutrition},
  author={N. Kaur and A. Gupta},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  • N. Kaur, A. Gupta
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Biosciences
  • Inulin and oligofructose belong to a class of carbohydrates known as fructans. The main sources of inulin and oligofructose that are used in the food industry are chicory and Jerusalem artichoke. Inulin and oligofructose are considered as functional food ingredients since they affect physiological and biochemical processes in rats and human beings, resulting in better health and reduction in the risk of many diseases. Experimental studies have shown their use as bifidogenic agents, stimulating… CONTINUE READING
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