Inulins are a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides produced by many types of plants, industrially most often extracted from chicory. The inulins belong to a class of dietary fibers known as fructans. Inulin is used by some plants as a means of storing energy and is typically found in roots or rhizomes. Most plants that synthesize and store inulin do not store other forms of carbohydrate such as starch. Using inulin to measure kidney function is the "gold standard" for comparison with other means of estimating creatinine clearance.
Functions and Applications
1.Applied in food industry, Inulin is usually used as food additives.
2.Appplied in the field of cosmetics, Inulin powder is used as an immune modulator.
3.Applied in fields of health products and pharmaceutical, used ass immunomodulatory agents and immune-stimulating hormone.