Josyann Abisaab Inulin Name (IUPAC) General Inulin C6nH10n 2 O5n Molecular formula Molecular Formula 1 n / Molar 9005-80-5 Physical Appearance Solid State Aggregation Similar to starch density n / molar mass n / a Melting Point 453 K (179.85 C) Boiling point K (-273.15 C) Chemical Properties Water solubility values form gels in the SI and under normal conditions (0 C and 1 atm), except where indicated otherwise. Inulin Infobox references is the name that designates a family of complex carbohydrates (polysaccharides), composed of molecular chains of fructose. It is, therefore, a Fructan and fructan, which are usually found in the roots, tubers and rhizomes of certain flowering plants (chicory, dandelion, yacon, etc..) As a reserve. Part of the fiber. Its name comes from the first floor which was isolated in 1804, Elecampane (Inula helenium).It is believed that the Western diet contributes 1-10 g per day of inulin. Once ingested, inulin fructose released during digestion, although to a lesser extent, because the human body lacks the specific enzymes to hydrolyze. Moreover, inulin is a useful substance to assess the role of the renal glomerulus and is excreted without being reabsorbed tubular level.