Applications for psyllium

There are so many different applications for psyllium seeds and husks that it is impossible to name them all.

Overall, the use of psyllium products is on the rise, given the recommended inclusion of fibre-rich foods in the diet. This is due to the fact that psyllium husk obtained from the epidermis of psyllium seeds contains between 70 and 90 g of fibre per 100 g, depending on their quality and purity.

A food can be said to have a high fibre content if the product contains at least 6 g of fibre per 100 g.

The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily intake of at least 25 to 30 g of fibre per day.

If 10 g of psyllium is consumed two to three times daily (see recommendations), the total intake is 14 to 27 g of fibre depending on the fibre content.

Psyllium seeds and husks are a natural source of dietary fibre. They are suitable for human and animal consumption.

There are already many known applications and new ones are continually being discovered.

The natural water-binding capacity of psyllium husk is very important for the food industry (for example, in baked goods and convenience products).

Psyllium husk is used in animal feed to cleanse the gut and in the technical sector to combat soil erosion.

“Golden Peanut psyllium is completely neutral in taste and can be used in the kitchen in so many different ways. That’s what I like about it.”

Ronja Träger aus Wesel