- Latin Name: Cichorium intybus L
- CAS No.: 9005-80-5
- Active Ingredient: Inulina
- Specifications: 95%
- Test Method: HPLC
Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is one of the earliest knowen and most widely used raw materials for the manufacturing of coffee substitutes. The major component of Chicory root is inulin, which is a polymer of fructose that belongs to the fructan family.
Because inulin is soluble in water and not hydrolyzed by human digestive enzymes, it is expected to behave like a soluble fiber and to have hypolipedemic effect. In human nutrition, inulin could constitute a promising source of soluble fiber either when present naturally in food or when added to the diet.