Hi Pauline - I have pysllium husk powder made by 'Source Naturals' - I just chose the best value version. Looks like that's the same as ground. Nothing has ever gone pink or purple ! I can't imagine what that person did ! I would only stick to exactly the amount in the recipe, but even so pysllium can't go pink or purple as far as I know !
My DH used some when his tummy was upset, it has the same beneficial effect as the psyllium seeds that you get in fybogel, but oviously for cooking you need the powder or ground up version of the seeds without added sweeteners etc !
You'll find that whatever make of psyllium powder you buy they will have instructions for tummies, not for chefs
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