Psyllium Seeds


What is psyllium husk?

Psyllium husk is the outer layer of the grain that is derived from the seed of the plant Plantago ovata. It contains about 50% of the chopped raw material.

The husk mainly contains a fiber known as hemicellulose—a complex carbohydrate generally found in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. The fiber-rich component helps keep the digestive system moving smoothly and prevents constipation. It also has other benefits, such as helping with diarrhea and bloating.

ColorLight brown to moderate brown
OdorFain characteristics
TasteBland, mucilaginous
Particle SizeMaximum 1.0 % on U.S.S. 10#
Moisture (loss or drying) Maximum 12.0 %
Total AshMaximum 4.0 %
Acid Insoluble AshMaximum 1.0%
Foreign Organic Matter Maximum 0.5 %