Chicory, a perennial herb of Cichorium intybus, is one of the earliest recorded plants in literature with distribution home and abroad.
It has a wide range of edible and medicinal value.
Leaves can be used to prepare lettuce, roots can extract inulin, and can also be used as a substitute for coffee.
Chicory roots and leaves are rich in bittern, which is a natural barrier against diseases and pests; Chicory roots are rich in fructan,
It accounts for more than 70% of its dry weight and is one of the plants with the highest fructan content.
VILOF® NanoST native inulin is a naturally-sourced soluble dietary fiber obtained from chicory roots by pure physical extraction process, fine granulated powder with slight sweet.
It is the only plant source of prebiotic verified by ISAPP, can be easily incorporated into most food applications except baby foods.
VILOF® NanoFOS Oligofructose is produced by partially enzymatic hydrolysis of chicory inulin. The degree of polymerization varies mainly between 2 and 8. It is a functional food ingredient, can be easily incorporated into most food applications including baby foods.