Psyllium Husks Powder

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Powdered psyllium husks are the ground coats of seed from psyllium (Plantago ovata), a plant native to India and Pakistan where it known as isabgol or isphagula.

Powdered psyllium husk, which is mild and pleasant tasting, is added to foods as a thickener. Because the husks contain so much fiber, starch and mucilage, the powder is used as a thickening agent in the food industry in the manufacture of frozen foods, especially ice cream.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
plant part usedseed husks

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dry location in a tightly sealed container.
appearance & aromaFine powder without remarkable scent.


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culinaryPowdered psyllium husk is typically encapsulated as a dietary supplement. The powder may also be added directly to foods.
industrialPsyllium is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
safetyNot for long term use. Do not take in large doses. Be sure to take with plenty of water to prevent obstruction.

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psyllium husks

Mild but somewhat bitter tasting.

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what else you should know

psyllium husks

Psyllium husk refers to the outer portion of the seeds of Plantago ovata, a plant in the plantain family. The husk is extremely hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs many times its weight in water. As a supplement, psyllium is a source of soluble fiber that improves transit time in the gut. As such, psyllium is a featured ingredient in over-the-counter laxatives and fiber supplements such as Metamucil.

Powdered psyllium husk is also used as a thickening agent in foods. The powder is also used as a binding agent in gluten-free baking mixes.

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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.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.