Inulins are a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides produced by many types of plants, most often extracted from chicory. Inulins are a soluble fiber and is a fructan, meaning that it is made up of chains of fructose molecules that are linked together in a way that cannot be digested by your small intestine. Inulins are considered to be low in calories delivering 1.5 calories per gram. Most plants that synthesize and store inulin do not store other forms of carbohydrate such as starch. During 2018 the Food and Drug Administration approved inulins as a dietary fiber ingredient used to improve the nutritional value of manufactured food products. Inulins are believed to have many health benefits and support the growth of microbiota, which is the colony of bacteria found in your gut.
Keystone offers many other sugar substitutes besides Inulin and invites you to design the exact coating you desire. To learn more about other sugar replacements please visit our Sweeteners section or contact our sales team to discuss in detail.