Psyllium Seed Powder

Psyllium Seed Powder

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Psyllium seed powder is the ground seed of a low-growing groundcover native to India, usually Plantago ovata or one of its close relatives.

The powdered seed is taken in very small amounts with a full glass of water (or more) as a dietary supplement. In addition to fiber, psyllium seed is a good source of beta-sitosterol, beta-carotene, riboflavin, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and other nutrients.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound2.5
originindia
plant part usedseed
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFine, light-colored powder.

c.
uses

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culinaryTypically encapsulated as a dietary supplement, although the powdered seed may also be added to foods as a thickener.
industrialPsyllium is used in the food industry as a binding and thickening agent. It is also used in over-the-counter laxatives.
safetyDo not take long-term or in large amounts. Check with your physician before using this herb if you have a chronic medical condition or take pharmaceutical medications.

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d.
flavor profile

powdered
psyllium seed

Psyllium seed powder has a neutral flavor and may be added directly to a variety of foods.

e.
formulas & recipes

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f.
what else you should know

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psyllium seed

Psyllium seed is obtained from Plantago ovata, a plant native to Pakistan and India that is related to broadleaf or greater plantain. It is interesting to note that the common name for this plant in Pakistan is isabgol,, an adaption of the Sanskrit words “asp” and “gho” that collectively mean “horse flower.” Although this name refers to the shape of the seed, psyllium is, in fact, commonly fed to horses as a prebiotic to help prevent colic and colon impaction.

The seed doesn’t contain as much soluble fiber as psyllium husk, but is still a good source of mucilage and many nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin and zinc.



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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
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