Ingredients > Organic Agave Inulin

Organic Agave Inulin: Top Health Benefits For A Healthy Lifestyle

What Is Organic Agave Inulin?

Agave inulin is different from other types of inulin fibers when it comes to its chemical structure and origin.1

As a prebiotic ingredient, organic agave inulin is a member of a family of fibers called fructans. Organic agave inulin is a dietary soluble taken from the A. tequilana Weber plant.2

Since organic agave inulin isn’t digested in the upper GI tract, it has no effect on caloric intake.3

As far as flavor and texture go, organic agave inulin offers a neutral, clean taste — perhaps slightly sweet. It’s incredibly soluble in cooler water and can be integrated into beverages, baked goods, dairy products, and nutritional supplements reasonably easily.4

Organic agave inulin is often utilized as a bulking agent and can serve as a sugar replacement.5

History Of Organic Agave Inulin

Where does organic agave come from? Well, usually, agave grows well in arid regions, like parts of Mexico, Africa, and Australia. The following species of agave are the most prominent:

  • Agave americana L.
  • Agave attenuata
  • Agave tequilana

In fact, agave is the largest genus of desert plants in the monocotyledonous family, Agavaceae. Native to Mexico and the Caribbean, these plants were eventually brought to Europe, Africa, and the Far-East by Spanish traders. Now, they’ve been cultivated all over the world, but they do quite well in the Mediterranean region.6

Sources
1 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26203099/
2 https://www.fda.gov/files/food/published/GRAS-Notice-000687—Inulin-from-Agave-tequilana.pdf
3 https://www.fda.gov/files/food/published/GRAS-Notice-000687—Inulin-from-Agave-tequilana.pdf
4 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/2014/758697/
5 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/2014/758697/
6 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/2014/758697/

Newsletter

Sign Up

Get Dr. Gundry’s updates on the health issues you care about and get a First-Time Customer Discount.