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Chicory roots: The natural source of inulin

The root of the chicory plant (Chicorium intybus) is the natural source of Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® Inulin has been part of our daily diet for hundreds of years as you find it in many fruits and vegetables such as bananas, onions and wheat.
The root of the chicory plant (Chicorium intybus) is the natural source of Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose.

Every year, Sensus contracts local farmers to produce and supply chicory roots. After chicory has been sown at the beginning of April, it sprouts quickly. The chicory plant only has to catch sunlight on its green leaves in order to get the chicory plant to produce inulin and store it in the roots. From September to December, the chicory roots are harvested. With just hot water, the inulin is extracted from the roots in order to produce Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose.

Watch the movie to find out about the growing and harvesting of chicory roots

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