What is Organic agave inulin?
Agave is a native plant to Mexico and the southwestern US and it’s been quite a few years that the plant is considered to be a great source of nutrition and taste. The most common way of consuming agave is by processing it to a natural sweetener. Agave is available in many forms –nectar, syrup and inulin. While agave nectar and syrup are similar, inulin is completely different from the other two in terms of nutrition.
Inulin is a soluble or dietary fiber found in the root of the plants and is also known as prebiotics. When inulin is obtained from the agave plant and processed into powdered form, it is known as agave inulin powder.
What is agave inulin powder good for?
Inulins are a group of naturally occurring sugars that come from plants and these offer many extraordinary nutritional benefits! Inulin is packed with an array of health benefits to support your healthy lifestyle. Agave Inulin Powder can help lower visceral fat, which has been associated with increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. It also supports digestive health, promotes normal bowel function and stimulates healthy bacteria. The powder does not have a taste and can be added to any foods to increase fiber intake. Agave Inulin Powder comes from the same place that liquid agave does; the plant native to Mexico and is the same place that premium blue agave tequila comes from!
The powder is known as a “super fiber” and acts just as fiber does–as nature’s intestinal comb. Fiber as we know, is important for weight control and can also help to prevent certain types of cancer; colon in particular. It also works as a pre-biotic, which is what the good bacteria in our gut like to feast on! If our healthy intestinal bacteria is happy and full, that means you will be pretty happy too, since 2/3 of our immune system resides in our small intestine. We want the good guys good and full so they can help ward off disease and keep everything running smooth.
As a manufacturer of Agave Inulin Powder we recommend regularly adding it to your smoothies or yogurt.
Benefits of Agave Inulin
Agave inulin provides several benefits to the human body. Hence, it is regarded as healthier than agave nectar. Besides having a low glycemic index, the other major benefits are:
1.Acts as a prebiotic for the body: Inulin is a rich source of fiber for healthy bacteria living inside our digestive tract. These bacteria help in improving the digestion process and perform other functions like:
Strengthen the body's immune system
Protect the gut from other harmful bacteria
2.Decreases appetite: Agave inulin powder is also known to reduce weight. Do you know how it works? It keeps your stomach full, thereby decreases appetite. Inulin powder tastes sweet and you can easily replace calorie-giving sugar with this amazing powdered natural sweetener and see the success of your weight loss plan!
3.Keeps blood sugar level in check: In a study published by RCT, it has been found that diabetic women who consumed inulin supplements daily, the condition improved significantly than those who didn’t have it. Inulin is proven to be an effective blood stabilizer and a healthy replacement for trans-fat items. Hence, agave inulin is perfectly safe for diabetic people.
4.Reduces the risk of cholesterol: For those who suffer from cholesterol problems, there’s good news for you! Agave inulin decreases the number of fat cells in the blood and reduces the risk of developing cholesterol problems by:
Increasing the production of enzymes which break down the fat cells
Improving the short-chain fatty acids
Reducing the secretion of liver enzymes which are the main sources of fats in the body
Decreasing triglyceride that in turn reduces cholesterol
Other benefits include:
Protection from colon cancer
Increase in absorption of magnesium and calcium
Agave inulin vs Chicory inulin
Agave inulin, which was investigated in the present study, is composed of linear and branched fructose chains, connected with β-2,1 and β-2,6 linkages, and a degree of polymerization (DP) between 25 and 34 (41). In comparison, chicory inulin is linear with β-2,1 linkages and a DP that ranges from 2 to 60 (42). In vitro experimentation has demonstrated that agave inulin is readily fermented by bifidobacteria and lactobacilli (43, 44). In addition, rodent studies have provided evidence that the botanical origin and chemical structure of different inulin-type fibers (e.g., agave inulin and chicory inulin) induce variable effects on body composition, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose concentrations (45–47). The prebiotic effects of agave inulin in healthy adults, however, are currently unknown. Therefore, translational studies to investigate the influence of agave inulin on the human GI microbiota are warranted.
AGAVE INULIN VS. CHICORY & JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE
The Blue Agave plant is a succulent plant belonging to the Lily family. It is planted and harvested in 5 to 10 years depending on the use of the plant. Most agave from inulin is harvested from 5 to 7 years.
No Seeds are grown or processed to plant agave. Shoots from the adult plant are used and hand planted for new crops.
The cropland the agave thrives in is very harsh making it unsuitable for most plants, so no good cropland is used up in the production of agave.
No fertilizer is used or needed for the agave plant to grow so no energy is used to produce, transport or apply pesticides.
No tilling of the topsoil is done when agave is planted, so no energy is used and no erosion of the top soil takes place. Planting is done by hand and only once in 5 to 10 years. Chicory and Jerusalem Artichoke have to be planted, tilled, fertilized and harvested every year.
Harvesting is done by hand and other than transport by truck to the factory which is very close that is the only energy used.
Distance from the product source to customers in the United States is vastly closer than Europe or Asia.
The agave plant is very hearty and draught tolerant making it a highly sustainable crop unlike Chicory or Jerusalem Artichoke which have run into problems over the past several years with draught and shortages. This makes it hard for customers to reply on a steady supply.
Lastly agave production jobs in an area that is developing and needs job security.
Agave inulin nutrition facts
Inulin is low-calorie, containing only 150 calories per 100 gram serving. Each serving also includes 90 grams of fiber. Agave inulin is also a prebiotic and can help with calcium absorption in adolescents and post-menopausal women.
Agave inulin side effects
Avoid chicory if you are allergic to ragweed. It is in the same family. Chicory is also related to chrysanthemums, marigolds, and daisies.
Inulin may also cause:
More frequent bowel movements
Risks. Inulin-type prebiotics are generally recognized as safe. Check with your doctor about taking supplements if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Chicory may also interfere with certain drugs and supplements.
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