Quoted from SteviaPlus FAQ
http://www.sweetleaf.com/category.php?subcat=whats_stevia&subpage=steviaplusfaqQ: What are the beneficial vitamins and minerals in SteviaPlus?
A: The benefits of SteviaPlus« stem more from its fiber effect and by reducing the amount of sugars and artificial sweeteners consumed, thereby aiding in weight loss. Frutafit« Inulin (FOS) is a soluble fiber that dissolves completely in liquids. FOS can help support a healthy immune system, help maintain cardiovascular function and a healthy cholesterol level.
Q: What is the Inulin Fiber (FOS) used in SteviaPlus Fiber?
A: Inulin is a natural extract from chicory or other vegetables. It is a probiotic enhancer. It feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestines and is a natural fiber. Our FOS comes from Belgian endive.
Quoted from Wikipedia - Endive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EndiveEndives are part of the genus Cichorium, made up of bitter leaf vegetables. It is divided between Cichorium endivia and Cichorium intybus. The former includes Chicory, Belgian endive (witloof), Radicchio and Puntarelle. Endive is rich in many vitamins and minerals, especially in folate and vitamin A and K, and is high in fiber.
Quoted from Sensus - Product Range - Properties
http://content.cosun.nl/sensus/en/sensus.htmlInulin is a naturally occurring carbohydrate in over 36,000 plants, including common vegetables like artichokes, onions and garlic. Inulin is a polydisperse GFn molecule. It is built as a linear chain of fructose units by means of ▀(2-1) bonds, having one terminal glucose molecule.
This functional ingredient is extracted from chicory root by a physical process similar to that used in extracting sugar from sugar beets. Frutafit(R) inulin and Frutalose(R) inulin/fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) are available in various varieties, with very specific performances.