Botanical Name: Plantago ovata
Plant Part Used: Husk
Processing Method: Milling
Psyllium husk or isabgol is a form of fiber is made from the husk of Plantago plant's seed. It is most commonly grown in Northern India, produced mainly for its mucilage content. Mucilage is obtaind by meachanical milling of the outer layer of seed known as husk. It is commonly known as laxative and occassionally used as a food thickner. The soluble fiber in psyllium is the polysaccharide heteroxylan, which is a hemicellulose.
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