chicory root

Chicory root fiber can be used as a sugar replacer, fat replacer, and source of soluble fiber.

Chicory Root Fiber


What is Chicory Root Fiber?

Chicory root fiber is a soluble fiber derived from chicory root.

Origin

It’s extracted from the Chicory root (curly Endive plant) found in the southern part of the United States and South America.

Function

In baked goods, chicory root fiber can be used as a sugar replacer, fat replacer, and source of soluble fiber. Chicory root fiber has a low glycemic response making the fiber a good choice for sugar-free/low-sugar products targeted at the diabetic community.

Composition

97% soluble fiber.

Application

Chicory root fiber can be added to baked goods when formulating for reduced sugar and/or good source of fiber claims. Up to 2% total formulation is usually recommended. Chicory root fiber will gum up when moisture is present — allow for this during mixing. Furthermore, increasing water levels may be required in the formulation.