Inulin “Fructo-fiber”

Dietary fiber made from sugar

Fuji Nihon Seito succeeded in making Inulin from sugar for the first time in the world.
"Fructo-fiber ®" is the Inulin product made by Fuji Nihon Seito with this manufacturing method.

What is Inulin?

Inulin is dietary fiber that is very much water-soluble.

Inulin is contained in what we eat in everyday life such as onions and gobou (burdock). Jerusalem artichoke and chicory, in particular, contain much of Inulin.

Inulin has been used as diet for diabetes patients in Western countries from old times as a number of it's physiological functions are expected such as control of the elevation of blood sugar level.

Distribution example of the inulin
Food Inulin content
Jerusalem artichoke 15 – 20%
Garlic 9 – 16%
Leek 3 – 10%
Onion 2 – 6%

Chemical structure of Inulin

What links glucose and fructose is sugar.
Sugar linked with 1 to 3 fructoses is called "Fructo-oligosaccharide".
Fructo-oligosaccharide linked further with fructose is called "Inulin", including Fructo-oligosaccharide.