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    Discuss in brief the chemical structure and uses of Inulin.

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    What is the chemical structure of Inulin? How does this compound help in controlling weight loss, cholesterol, and blood sugar.

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    Inulin is a very important component of bakery or any processed foods . It is added to breads,donuts,hot dogs to increase digestion and other health issues. It is considered a soluble fiber and its popularity in foods is because of this UNIQUE PROPERTY. Soluble fibers dissolve in water to form a gelatinous material and do not elevate the blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Thus it is a very useful food additive for people with DIABETES AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL . It is used in processed foods due to its unusual adaptable properties. Its ...

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    The expert discusses the chemical structures and uses of inulin. How the compound helps control weight loss, cholesterol and blood sugar.