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Old 11-02-2016, 00:58   #1
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Was reading recipes on dietdoctor to make some bread and one of the ingredients is psyllium husk powder. I can not find this product in the healthy section of any of our grocery stores but I did find it in of all places the laxative section of the store. I know that psyllium husk is fiber and used in this manner so my question is has anyone used this brand? https://www.konsyl.com/products/konsyl-original

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I could be wrong but that looks like the powder that you are supposed to stir into water and drink? If so, that won't work well in recipes.

I buy NOW Foods brand on Amazon, and it's worked well in recipes.

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Thanks. I will look into that and order from Amazon.

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Was reading recipes on dietdoctor to make some bread and one of the ingredients is psyllium husk powder. I can not find this product in the healthy section of any of our grocery stores but I did find it in of all places the laxative section of the store. I know that psyllium husk is fiber and used in this manner so my question is has anyone used this brand? https://www.konsyl.com/products/konsyl-original

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I order the psyllium from iherb.com. Here's the link I use: http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Whole...oz-454-g/37841

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Those are Whole Psyllium Husks. What you need is the powdered husks.

The first time I made the LC crackers (sticky in the Recipe section) I bought the husks. It worked okay, but not as well as the powder I bought after that. From what I remember, it took less water because the husks don't soak up as much as the powder.

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Those are Whole Psyllium Husks. What you need is the powdered husks.

The first time I made the LC crackers (sticky in the Recipe section) I bought the husks. It worked okay, but not as well as the powder I bought after that. From what I remember, it took less water because the husks don't soak up as much as the powder.


That's what makes the difference!?! So now I will use my coffee grinder to grind them into powder.

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If you do, be sure you don't get the grinder wet. Psyllium is GLUE! Could gum up the works.

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If you do, be sure you don't get the grinder wet. Psyllium is GLUE! Could gum up the works.
Thank you for the warning!!

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Thanks y'all. I have ordered the Now brand.

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Is this product added to a lot of recipes to add fiber to the diet, or there's some reason it helps the recipe?

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