What are some common sources of prebiotics in food?

July 21, 2023 1 min read

What are some common sources of prebiotics in food?

Common sources of prebiotics in food include:

  1. Chicory root: Chicory root is considered one of the best sources of prebiotic fiber. It contains inulin, a type of fructan that helps feed the good bacteria in the gut.
  2. Jerusalem artichoke: Jerusalem artichoke is a root vegetable that is rich in inulin and fructooligosaccharides (FOS), both of which are prebiotic fibers.
  3. Garlic: Garlic contains fructans, which act as prebiotics and help support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
  4. Onions: Onions are also rich in fructans, which have been shown to increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
  5. Bananas: Bananas are a good source of prebiotics, particularly resistant starch, which is fermented by gut bacteria and helps promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
  6. Oats: Oats contain beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber that acts as a prebiotic and helps support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
  7. Apples: Apples are a good source of pectin, a type of soluble fiber that acts as a prebiotic and helps feed the good bacteria in the gut.
  8. Flaxseed: Flaxseed is a good source of lignans, which act as prebiotics and help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
  9. Seaweed: Seaweed is a good source of fucoidan, a type of prebiotic fiber that helps support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.


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