Chicory root fiber, otherwise known as inulin, is a prebiotic plant fiber produced by the Cichorium intybus plant, also known as chicory. This fiber is an ingredient used in many foods for its nutritional benefits. See: Inulin

Health considerations

See: Inulin

Keep in mind

The chicory plant, which produces chicory root fiber, is often confused with the curly endive, also referred to as “chicory”.

May be found in

Cereals, granola bars, fiber-enriched products, root vegetables, fiber supplements, ice creams, cookies, dairy-based nutritional beverages, frozen desserts, yogurt, reduced-fat products.


Journal of the American Dietetic Association
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The Journal of Nutrition
The Journal of Nutrition 2

Alternative Spellings and Names

Cichorium intybus

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