What is Psillyum?
Psyllium is a plant that is increasingly used for its beneficial properties. The term ‘psyllium’ is used to indicate that the plant belongs to the Plantaginaceae family, and it comes mainly from India.
The value of this plant is most certainly to be found mainly in the coating of its seeds. The cuticles that cover the seeds of this plant are rich in soluble fibre having beneficial properties for the digestive system.
The Psyllium Plant
Psyllium is a medicinal plant belonging to the Plantaginaceae family whose scientific name is Plantago ovata. Widespread throughout the Mediterranean basin, Middle East and especially India, it is an annual herbaceous plant that prefers semi-sandy soils.
Medium in size, it can reach 50 cm in height and has characteristic small, yellow flowers. Its seeds, which boast soothing and softening mucilages, are used in a range of different treatments. The plant is harvested in March and April, while the season is still dry and the morning dew is just beginning to disappear.
It is a food known and used to help regulate the intestinal tract. It has an emollient and soothing action on the digestive system, promoting a normal volume and consistency of the stool.
In addition, it has a prebiotic effect, so it selectively promotes the growth and activity of one or more bacteria already present in the intestinal tract.
Taste & Texture
Psyllium seed husks have a fairly neutral taste and a very light colour. They can be found at various grades of purity, depending on the presence of impurities, which can be seen in their colour. Usually psyllium husks can be found on the market with a purity of approximately 95 to 98%.
NaturaleBio’s psyllium husk is the purest form available (99%).
This means that it contains less than 1% impurities, which are, in any case, harmless substances normally found in this type of product. Our Psyllium husks are steam treated in order to break down bacteria and ensure longer, safe preservation. The steam treatment is a gentle and safe process, for hygienic reasons only, and fully preserves all of psyllium’s nutritious properties.
We, at NaturaleBio, sell and market 99% Purity Psyllium Husk.
How to consume Psyllium Husk
Organic psyllium husk can be consumed in many ways, but should always be accompanied by plenty of water. The husk can be added to water, smoothies, juices and other drink ... or can be used in bread doughs, desserts or as a thickening agent.
Psyllium hulls may be consumed in any of the following ways:
- water or tea
- other beverages
- milk or yoghurt
- fruit juices
- as an ingredient for cooking homemade desserts
- in bread doughs
- in milkshakes, smoothes and freshly squeezed juices
- in biscuits
- as a thickening agent
What is the difference between Psyllium husks & seeds?
On the market you can find both seeds and the husks, or cuticles, of psyllium seeds. Both are effective, although the husks of psyllium seeds have a greater bulk - forming capacity by weight.
As far as quantities go, to achieve the same effect you have to consume about three times more psyllium seeds than husks alone.
Our Psyllium Husk is 100% organic and produced in India on organic plantations approved by the Indian Ministry of Agriculture.
At NaturaleBio, we take great care in selecting our organic products.
Only the very best psyllium comes from organic farming. The psyllium plant’s goodness is concentrated its seed husks, which are rich in soluble fibre with therapeutic properties for the intestinal system. Considered a important food, it is used and appreciated all over the world for its countless beneficial properties.
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|Ingredients||100% Organic Psyllium Husk|
|Organic||Organic product under EU Directive 834/2007|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Indications||Add 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk to a glass of water, or any other beverage, juice or smoothie. Psyllium husk contains a high concentration of mucilages, which take on the consistency of a gel on contact with water. It can also be added to bread dough, cake mixes and baking recipes. Exceed no more than a recommended 5-10 grams per day, and always accompany it with an adequate quantity of water or liquids.|
|Expiration Date||Read the Expiry date on the Packaging. (generally two years from packaging)|
|Storage||Store in a cool, dry place away from heat sources even after opening.|
|Mean nutritional values per||100g||%RI 100g*|
|Energy||779 kJ / 194 kcal||9%|
|of which saturates||0g||0%|
|of which sugars||0g||0%|