Inulin: Properties, health benefits and food applications.

@article{Shoaib2016InulinPH,
  title={Inulin: Properties, health benefits and food applications.},
  author={Muhammad Shoaib and Aamir Shehzad and Mukama Omar and Allah Rakha and Husnain Raza and Hafiz Rizwan Sharif and Azam Shakeel and Anum Ansari and Sobia Niazi},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2016},
  volume={147},
  pages={
          444-454
        }
}
Inulin is a water soluble storage polysaccharide and belongs to a group of non-digestible carbohydrates called fructans. Inulin has attained the GRAS status in USA and is extensively available in about 36,000 species of plants, amongst, chicory roots are considered as the richest source of inulin. Commonly, inulin is used as a prebiotic, fat replacer, sugar replacer, texture modifier and for the development of functional foods in order to improve health due to its beneficial role in gastric… CONTINUE READING
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