We recently restocked psyllium whole husk, which is simply a more coarsely ground version of our psyllium husk powder. As you may know by now, psyllium husks are an excellent source of soluble fiber, but which version is best for you? Psyllium powder has always been the more commonly used product of the two, but after some requests, we decided to bring back the whole husk version to give our customers more options. Although the uses and benefits of products are technically identical, the mesh sizes are different. This simply means that the psyllium powder is more finely ground down to a 40 mesh, while the psyllium whole husk is not ground down to a fine powder.
One notable difference between the two is the way they respond to contact with liquids. The most common way to take psyllium is to mix it with water, juices, smoothies or other liquids. Psyllium husk powder expands and clumps into a gel-like form when added to liquids, while whole husks tend not bulk up as much. On the flip side, whole husks would give your liquid a bit of a grainy consistency. Both can also be sprinkled over cereal, yogurt, and other solid foods. Choosing powder or whole husks comes down to preference, and keep in mind blending psyllium into your drinks is a good way to minimize clumping.
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