BY PRODUCT OF PSYLLIUM

  • Psyllium Seed (Conventional/Organic)
  • Psyllium Seed Powder
  • Psyllium Husk (Conventional/Organic)
  • Psyllium Husk Powder (Conventional/Organic)
  • Psyllium KhaKha Powder

Psyllium Seed

Psyllium seeds are Agri-Farm product of the dried ripe seeds of Plantago ovata forks (family: Plantaginaceae) and it has been cleaned, and free of all heavy and light extraneous matter (such as sand, dust, stones, iron particles, mud and other fibers) (USP Monographs: Plantago Seeds, 2007).


It a low herbaceous annual plant native to Iran and India, extensively cultivated there and in other countries, including Pakistan (WHO, 1999).


Psyllium seeds are broadly elliptical to ovate, boat-shaped, from 2 to 3.5 mm in length and from 1 to 1.5 mm in width. It is pale brown to moderate brown with a dull surface, the convex surface having a small, elongated, glossy brown spot. The concave surface has a deep cavity, in the centre of the base of which occurs a hilum covered with a thin membrane (WHO, 1999).


Technical Quality Specification (USP Monographs: Plantago Seeds, 2007)
Property Psyllium Seeds Psyllium Seed Powder
Color Light brown to moderate brown Light brown to moderate brown
Odor Faint, characteristic Faint, characteristic
Taste Bland, mucilaginous Bland, mucilaginous
Particle Size NMT5.0 % 20-120 mesh (As per requirements)
Moisture (loss or drying) NMT 12.0 % NMT 12.0 %
Total Ash NMT 4.0 % NMT 4.0 %
Acid Insoluble Ash NMT 1.0% NMT 1.0%
Foreign Organic Matter NMT 0.5 % NMT 0.5 %
Light Extraneous Matter NMT 1% NMT 30%
Purity NLT 99% NLT 70%
NMT-Not More Than, NLT-Not Less Than


Psyllium Seed Powder

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Psyllium huskis Agri-Farm product, cleaned, driedseed coat (epidermis) separated fromthe dried ripe seeds of Plantago ovata forks (family: Plantaginaceae)(USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007).

The husk of Psyllium is the actual coating of mucilage around the seed. It is considered pure dietary fiber and used in human and animal foods, as well as human and veterinary medicines,as a fibersupplement.In its country of origin, Indianexporters of psyllium husk typically specify at least 7 differentpurity grades (99%, 98%, 95%, 90%, 85%, 80%, and 70%).


Grade-wise Technical Quality Specification (USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007)
Property Psyllium Husk (99%) Psyllium Husk (98%) Psyllium Husk (95%) Psyllium Husk (90%) Psyllium Husk (85%) Psyllium Husk (80%) Psyllium Husk (70%)
Purity NLT 99% NLT 98% NLT 95% NLT 90% NLT 85% NLT 80% NLT 70%
Swell Volume NLT 60 ml/gm NLT 55 ml/gm NLT 50 ml/gm NLT 60 ml/gm NLT 40 ml/gm NLT 25 ml/gm NLT 22 ml/gm
Color White, Translucent
Odor Faint, characteristic
Taste Bland, mucilaginous
Particle Size 30-100 mesh (As per requirements)
Moisture (loss or drying) NMT 12.0%
Total Ash NMT 4.0 %
Acid Insoluble Ash NMT 1.0%
Foreign Organic Matter NMT 0.5 % NMT 0.5 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 %
Light Extraneous Matter NMT 1.0 % NMT 2.0 % NMT 5.0 % NMT 10.0 % NMT 15.0 % NMT 20.0 % NMT 30.0 %
Insect Infestation NMT 100 insect fragments including mites and psocides per 25 grams
Microbiological Limit Total combined molds and yeasts count: NMT 1,000 cfu/g.
Escherichia coli: absent.
Salmonella species: absent.
NMT - Not More Than, NLT-Not Less Than


NOTE : The above specification complies to USP29(USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007). As per client demand we can also provide products as per BP, EP and IP specifications.

Psyllium Husk

Psyllium husk is Agri-Farm product, cleaned, dried seed coat (epidermis) separated from the dried ripe seeds of Plantago ovata forks (family: Plantaginaceae) (USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007).



The husk of Psyllium is the actual coating of mucilage around the seed. It is considered pure dietary fiber and used in human and animal foods, as well as human and veterinary medicines, as a fiber supplement. In its country of origin, Indian exporters of psyllium husk typically specify at least 7 different purity grades (99%, 98%, 95%, 90%, 85%, 80%, and 70%).


Grade-wise Technical Quality Specification (USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007)
Property Psyllium Husk Powder (99%) Psyllium Husk Powder (98%) Psyllium Husk Powder (95%) Psyllium Husk Powder (90%) Psyllium Husk Powder (85%) Psyllium Husk Powder (80%) Psyllium Husk Powder (70%)
Purity NLT 99% NLT 98% NLT 95% NLT 90% NLT 85% NLT 80% NLT 70%
Swell Volume NLT60 ml/gm NLT 55 ml/gm NLT 50 ml/gm NLT 60 ml/gm NLT 40 ml/gm NLT 25 ml/gm NLT 22 ml/gm
Color White to light grey, Translucent
Odor Faint, characteristic
Taste Bland, mucilaginous
Particle Size 30-100 mesh (As per requirements)
Moisture (loss or drying) NMT 12.0 %
Total Ash NMT 4.0 %
Acid Insoluble Ash NMT 1.0%
Foreign Organic Matter NMT 0.5 % NMT 0.5 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 %
Light Extraneous Matter NMT 1.0 % NMT 2.0 % NMT 5.0 % NMT 10.0 % NMT 15.0 % NMT 20.0 % NMT 30.0 %
Insect Infestation NMT400 insect fragments including mites and psocides per 25 grams
Microbiological Limit Total combined molds and yeasts count: NMT 1,000 cfu/g.
Escherichia coli: absent.
Salmonella species: absent.
NMT-Not More Than, NLT-Not Less Than


NOTE : The above specification complies to USP29 (USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007). As per client demand we can also provide products as per BP, EP and IP specifications.

Psyllium Husk Powder

Psyllium husk powder is the pulverized Agri-Farm product form the cleaned, dried seed coat husk (epidermis), separated from the dried ripe seeds of Plantago ovata forks (family: Plantaginaceae) (USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007).



Psyllium husk powder is considered pure dietary fiber. And it is used in human and animal foods, as well as human and veterinary medicines, as a fiber supplement. In its country of origin, Indian exporters of psyllium husks powder typically specify at least 7 different purity grades (99%, 98%, 95%, 90%, 85%, 80%, and 70%).


Grade-wise Technical Quality Specification (USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007)
Property Psyllium Husk Powder (99%) Psyllium Husk Powder (98%) Psyllium Husk Powder (95%) Psyllium Husk Powder (90%) Psyllium Husk Powder (85%) Psyllium Husk Powder (80%) Psyllium Husk Powder (70%)
Purity NLT 99% NLT 98% NLT 95% NLT 90% NLT 85% NLT 80% NLT 70%
Swell Volume NLT 60 ml/gm NLT 55 ml/gm NLT 50 ml/gm NLT 60 ml/gm NLT 40 ml/gm NLT 25 ml/gm NLT 22 ml/gm
Color White to light grey, Translucent
Odor Faint, characteristic
Taste Bland, mucilaginous
Particle Size 30-100 mesh (As per requirements)
Moisture (loss or drying) NMT 12.0 %
Total Ash NMT 4.0 %
Acid Insoluble Ash NMT 1.0%
Foreign Organic Matter NMT 0.5 % NMT 0.5 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 % NMT1.0 %
Light Extraneous Matter NMT 1.0 % NMT 2.0 % NMT 5.0 % NMT 10.0 % NMT 15.0 % NMT 20.0 % NMT 30.0 %
Insect Infestation NMT400 insect fragments including mites and psocides per 25 grams
Microbiological Limit Total combined molds and yeasts count: NMT 1,000 cfu/g.
Escherichia coli: absent.
Salmonella species: absent.
NMT-Not More Than, NLT-Not Less Than


NOTE : The above specification complies to USP 29(USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007). As per client demand we can also provide products as per BP, EP and IP specifications.


Psyllium Khakha Powder

Psyllium Kha-Kha Powder is also known as Psyllium Industrial Powder. When psyllium seeds are processed for making psyllium husk, the extraneous material left is the Psyllium Kha-Kha Powder. It is a by-product of psyllium husk processing. It is mainly used as animal feed, especially in horse-feed, and to prevent landscaping and soil erosion. It can be also used for the construction of pathways, school yards, car parks, cycle paths, courts and all other paths surfacing used in garden design.


Technical Quality Specification
Property Psyllium Kha-Kha Powder
Purity NLT70%
Color Light brown to moderate brown
Odor Faint, characteristic
Taste Bland, mucilaginous
Swelling Volume 20-40 ml/gm
Moisture (loss or drying) NMT 12.0 %
Moisture (loss or drying) NMT 12.0 %
Total Ash NMT8.0 %
Heavy Extraneous Matter NMT 5.0 %
Light Extraneous Matter NMT 25%
NMT-Not More Than, NLT-Not Less Than

NOTE : The above specification complies to USP 29(USP Monographs: Plantago Husk, 2007). As per client demand we can also provide products as per BP, EP and IP specifications.