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Mixture of fructose polymers that serves as carbohydrate storage in plantsInulin is used in the treatment of high blood fats, cholesterol and triglycerides. It is also used for weight loss, constipation and also serves as a food additive to improve taste and as a vaccine adjuvant. Further, it is utilized to replace sugar, fat and flour. It is also used to measure kidney function by determining the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). In addition to this, it is used to replace some of the flour in baked goods.
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Heap, S.; Ingram, J.; Law, M.; Tucker, A. J.; Wright, A. J. Eight-day consumption of inulin added to a yogurt breakfast lowers postprandial appetite ratings but not energy intakes in young healthy females: a randomised controlled trial. Br. J. Nutr. 2016, 115 (02), 262-270.