What is Organic Whole Psyllium Husk?
Psyllium husks come from a plant called Plantago ovata. This plant grows worldwide but is most commonly grown in India. This amazing organic product comes from India too. The husk surrounding the psyllium seed is a rich source of soluble fibre.
Soluble fibre draws water into the gut, which can soften the stool and support healthy bowel movements. Psyllium husk is both safe and effective in improving Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms for most individuals. IBS can cause a significant amount of pain, stress and gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, gas and cramping.
Psyllium can help individuals who are diabetic or those working towards preventing diabetes. A study showed that taking psyllium husk daily can help those with Type 2 Diabetes to control their blood sugar levels without any negative side effects. Fibre can be incredible for those without bacterial imbalances. Fibre is one of the natural habitats for beneficial bacteria in the gut. They love to feed on it, producing a whole host of good nutrition for the gut wall and the whole body.
Organic Whole Psyllium Husk is known for helping to keep the digestive system moving, but it’s also amazing for baking, as you can find it in most my recipes, products.
It helps to thicken and bind baked goods like cakes and bread. The water is absorbed and helps to give the product a thicker texture. Psyllium husk also makes a great egg substitute similar to a flax egg. Substitute 1 egg for 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk with 1 tablespoon of warm water. Let it sit for 2 minutes until it forms into a gel-like substance. Then you are ready to add it to your baking mixture just as you would an egg.
Psyllium husk has become a common thickener and binder for gluten-free cooking and baking. It has a wheat-like texture without the wheat making it perfect for those with celiac disease and gluten-intolerance. Psyllium husk helps to bring the structure back into baked goods so your gluten-free recipes aren’t dry and crumbly.