Psyllium Seeds are processed to remove the outer coating of the seed to get the Husk. Psyllium Husk contains about 70% soluble fiber and 30% insoluble fiber. Psyllium husk has approximately 71 grams of fiber for a third of a cup compared to 5 grams of fiber from the same cup of Oat Bran.
Psyllium, sometimes known as Ispaghula or Plantago is a natural herb-plant grown natively in very few Indian states; Gujarat and Rajasthan. Psyllium gets its name from a Greek word Flea, which explains the shape, size and whitish color of the seed. The seeds of this plant are widely used for its mucilage, which is almost 30% of its content.