Inulin in found in pulses, predominantly lentils and chickpeas. Benefits on Inulin Inulin offers a range of health benefits. Considered a prebiotic, Inulin is a carbohydrate that good bacteria in your digestive system utilises to produce a number of nutrients which are beneficial towards human health. Recent studies have also suggested the role Inulin plays in contributing towards the metabolism of fat1. How can Inulin be used? Inulin is also used in baking to preserve the moisture in cakes and biscuits, but also as a binding agent. Inulin can also be used as syrup, by mixing it with water and heating. Finally, this versatile fibre can be used in smoothies to make them thicker and more satiating. 1 Mie Nishimuraa (2015) ‘Effects of the extract from roasted chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) root containing inulin-type fructans on blood glucose, lipid metabolism, and fecal properties ‘, Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 5(3), pp. 161-167.