A New Shelf-stable Probiotic May Benefit Many Food Products, and People

 

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It’s called LactoSpore, and a study recently published in the International Journal of Food Science & Technology says it is “significantly stable during processing and in respective storage conditions of baked food, beverages, vegetable oil, concentrated glucose syrup and in brewed coffee,”NutraceuticalsWorld.com reported earlier this month (February).

The study was called ““Evaluation of the stability of Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 during processing and storage of functional foods.” It was published online on January 20 by the food science and technology journal.

The authors found:

  • B. coagulans MTCC 5856 was found to be stable during processing and storage of baked food.
  • B. coagulans MTCC 5856 retained 87% viability during coffee brewing.
  • B. coagulans MTCC 5856 retained 99% viability in apple juice up to 6 months at 4°C (39.2F) and had over 90% viability in glucose syrup up to 24 months at 40°C (104F).

“The most crucial property that a probiotic can have, to confer health benefits, is demonstrated stability,” said Shaheen Majeed, marketing director, Sabinsa and one of the authors of the paper. “In this publication, our studies on LactoSpore prove beyond a doubt that our room temperature shelf-stable probiotic can be incorporated in everyday types of formulations.

“We’re creating more opportunities for our customers with different kinds of probiotic formulations using LactoSpore, which ultimately benefits the consumer.”

WebMD says this about probiotics:

“Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

“Probiotics are naturally found in your body. You can also find them in some foods and supplements.

It’s only been since about the mid-1990s that people have wanted to know more about probiotics and their health benefits. Doctors often suggest them to help with digestive problems. And because of their newfound fame, you can find them in everything from yogurt to chocolate.”

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