The plant is native
and North Western India. The stalks contain tiny seeds that are covered
by husks, which are the part of the plant used in foods. The seed husk
contains glycosides and mucilage’s that are used in the food industry
form gels that give thickening and textural changes to processed foods.
Every 100 grams
provides 71 grams of soluble fiber; 13 times higher then that of oat
Soluble fiber is good for health as has unique effects on metabolism.
aid and Cleanser, Slight lowering of blood Cholesterol levels: Similar
to Linseed and Sesame seed, 1 teaspoon of coarsely ground seed or husk
added to a cereal breakfast will stimulate bowel movement.
Psyllium fiber is
down as it passes down the gastrointestinal tract and so psyllium has
nutritive value other than as a source of fiber.
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