As we gain awareness of the importance of gut health, many people are becoming interested in inulin powders or supplements.
Inulin is a type of prebiotic fiber, which means that we humans cannot digest it but the beneficial bacteria in our gut can. Supplying them with this nourishment helps them to thrive. Inulin is naturally present in many whole foods, including sunchoke, chicory, asparagus and garlic. Many inulin supplements are made from chicory, but are heavily processsed and refined.
Why we’re different
At Erbology, we’d much rather keep all the other healthy nutrients found in these natural whole foods, which is why our inulin powder is a whole food Sunchoke Powder.
It naturally contains plenty of prebiotic inulin fiber, but also provides nutrients like iron and vitamin B1 alongside.
As it’s a powder, you can also include it in your recipes just as you would an inulin extract.
What does sunchoke taste like?
We often recommend our Sunchoke Powder as an addition to cakes, cookies, smoothies and other sweet and savory recipes. As a result, our customers often ask us what it tastes like, as it can seem counter-intuitive to add sunchoke powder to your chocolate smoothie!
Fresh sunchokes are delicious, with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. If you eat them raw, they have a similar texture to water chestnuts, whereas they take on a starchier texture when cooked (a bit like potato). They are a wonderful ingredient to eat in a salad or stew, but can be quite difficult to get hold of or incorporate into your everyday life.
That’s why we created our Organic Sunchoke Powder; it’s extremely versatile and can be added into almost anything! Its flavor is mild, with a slight sweetness. Through many rounds of recipe development, we’ve found that many people don’t notice it in cakes, cookies and other bakes, while those with a very sensitive palette may pick up on a slight earthiness. Either way, it’s a very pleasant flavor!