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Probiotics: An emerging food supplement with health benefits.

Renu, Agrawal (2005) Probiotics: An emerging food supplement with health benefits. Food Biotechnology, 19. pp. 227-246.

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Abstract

Probiotics are among the important functional foods. They comprise approximately 65% of the world functional food market. Probiotic products are foods, which improve intestinal microflora and support good health of the consumer. The live bacteria present in the probiotic products are lactic acid bacteria, including Lactobacilli, Bifidobacteria and Enterococci. Apart from health claims and maintenance of intestinal microflora, they protect against infections, alleviate lactose intolerance, reduce blood cholesterol levels and also stimulate the immune system. The interactive research between physiology, microbiology, food technology and molecular biology followed by clinical trials may produce a multi-functional probiotic strain for human consumption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HEALTH; MICROORGANISMS; NOVEL FOODS; PROBIOTIC BACTERIA; PROBIOTIC FOODS; Bifidobacteria; Enterococci; Functional foods
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 10 Food Microorganisms
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Users 197 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 09:05
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 13:13
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7517

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