Inulin was found centuries ago and came to be found in many variety of plants. Some examples of fruits and vegetables that contain inulin are garlic, wheat, onions, wheat, leek, rye and barley. Over the past decades, many researchers have found inulin to be a versatile substance with a various health promoting applications. It has also been carefully used for infant nutrition. Ultimately, it led to American generally recognizing inulin as a safe source of nutrition in early 1990s.