psyllium husk dietary fiber

Psyllium Husk | Dietary Fiber Great for Baking

Whole Psyllium Husk is a simple way to add more dietary fiber which is gut friendly. If you bake your own bread, try adding psyllium. We use psyllium in all our keto breads and it works very well.

We have used Psyllium Husk by Organic India, which is a popular brand. I get commissions for purchases made through the Amazon.com link below.

Pros
  • Low carb
  • Gluten free
  • Cost effective
  • Great in bread
  • A food thickener
Cons
  • Cant’ think of any

What is Psyllium Husk?

Psyllium seed husk is a native plant of India and is a good source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Psyllium are tiny flakes that, when in contact with water, swells and forms a gelatin-like mass. You can also buy it as a fine powder.

Psyllium in baking

When used in baking, psyllium can be replaced with chia seeds or flax seeds.

Freshly baked bread

Psyllium behaves a bit like gluten when baking bread. It makes it possible to handle the dough when rolling or shaping it. This works well for gluten-free bread.

You can use both whole husk flakes or the powder; it’s a matter of taste, though my wife says she prefers the powder in baking.

Is psyllium good in a keto bread?

Yes, psyllium is widely used in low-carb cooking. It is very useful. Psyllium can help you recreate keto-friendly, gluten-free versions of most high-carb bread favorites. Psyllium can replicate a nice texture.

Cost

Whole Psyllium Husk is low-cost but one of the best addition we have made. My wife bakes delicious bread with psyllium every week which is a great way to increase fiber intake.

Can I take a teaspoon of pure psyllium?

Yes, many people add one teaspoon of psyllium husk to a glass of warm water and drink on an empty stomach. This increases the daily intake of fiber. The powder becomes like a light porridge which I find easy to swallow. One teaspoon doesn’t sound much, but the effect can be surprisingly good. Psyllium has a mild laxative effect.