What Is Chicory Root Fiber?
Inulin has been part of our diets for hundreds of years.
It’s found in many fruits and vegetables such as bananas, onions and you guessed it… Chicory Root!
This little miracle is planted in the spring and quickly sprouts. As the Chicory plant catches sunlight on its green leaves it begins to produce inulin, which it then stores in its root.
When it’s harvested, the Inulin we use is extracted from the roots using only hot water!
Where we get our CRF!
Why We Want Inulin?
There are several main reasons we want to have Chicory Root Fiber (Inulin) in our diets.
Below, I’ll list a few of those main reasons
We wanted to increase the dietary fiber in our bars and using Chicory Root Fiber (Inulin) can be used to do that!
Dietary fibers are essential in our daily food but our diets rarely contain enough of them. The average adult should consume about 25-30 grams a day.
Few of us actually eat more than 15-20 grams daily.
We could all use better “gut” health!
Scientific studies have shown that inulin can stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine, leading to healthier colonic microbiota.
This so-called prebiotic effect enhances bifidobacteria in the intestines.
- Bifidobacteria are the “good” bacteria that live in the intestines and contribute to “gut health” (the foundation of a healthy body!)
It also stimulates short chain fatty acids production in the colon. This will improve the working of the intestine and ultimately the your well-being.
Inulin has a low Glycemic Response and promotes healthy blood glucose levels! Great for a healthy diabetic diet!
Inulin has also been shown to help modulate hormones that play a role in satiety (hunger management)!
Why’d We Even Do It?
In the end, we wanted a way to raise the fiber content of our bars and lower the sugar content.
We wanted to do this while keeping the amazing taste that you’ve come to expect from MariGOLD!
After extensive research and testing we were so happy to find that the Non-GMO Chicory Root Fiber we found allows us to achieve all these goals!
You can try out all our Chicory Root Fiber Bars here:
And we’ve even put together some special Very Low Keto Variety packs!
These are made up of bars containing the Chicory Root Fiber & have the Lowest Net Carbs!
Let us know how you feel about the changes and feel free to ask any questions you may have about CRF…or any of our ingredients for that matter!
We love to talk with you about it!
Jacob and the MariGold Team!