inulin is a compound closely related to starch, and upon digestion with acids, yields levulose just as starch yields glucose.
Mannan bears the same relation to mannose that starch does to glucose and inulin to fructose.
inulin, in′ū-lin, n. a starch-like product used in medicine, obtained principally from the roots of the plant Inula or Elecampane.
In addition the juice contains taraxacerin (derived from the former), asparagin, inulin, resins and salts.
The starch corpuscles are very small, with a trace of inulin.
Biscuits made of inulin, the starchy principle largely contained in Iceland moss, were suggested by Kuelz.
inulin in·u·lin (ĭn'yə-lĭn)
A fructose polysaccharide derived from the rhizomes of Inula helenium or I. elecampane, and other plants.