Inulin belongs to a class of fiber known as fructans and hence the part of a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides, which are soluble fibres. Because of the nature of its composition it is being widely used in processed foods as replacement to sugar, fat and flour and also in various medicines and usage like measuring the kidney function. The versatile ingredients in inulin increases calcium absorption and magnesium absorption and have many other health benefits. Impact of Inulin in increasing blood sugar is minimal compared to fructose and hence and can be a good component for diabetic food. But Inulin is no without its share of side affects. Usage of this fiber in large quantities has been linked to gas and bloating.