Probiotics -New trend in food industry
Probiotics have come up as a new ingredient for food manufacturers looking for health and wellness products . Consumers all across globe are now increasingly becoming health conscious and are willing to buy products on premium on healthy food platform .
What is Pro biotic?
It may be defined as a live microbial food supplement which helps the intestinal bacteria of the host ( human or animal) to maintain microbiological balance .In simple words good bacterial which fights out bad bacteria in body to improve immunity towards disease.
Probiotics are beneficial bacterial cultures, such as Bifidobacterium, that can help boost the levels of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria in the gut, support good digestive health, and in healthful quantities can provide a barrier effect against inherent and invading species of harmful bacteria.
Probiotics have proved to be beneficial in case of individuals suffering from Diarrhea ( rota virus diarrhea , travellers diarrhea and antibiotic related diarrhea ) as it prevents pathogen to grow in turn curtailing toxins generated by them . Other disease s or ailments where probiotics have been found to be effective are digestion,constipation and atopic eczema . Most popular product is yogurt .Probiotics comprised of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are safe.
Probiotics product are yoghurt , yeast and cheese . Many food manufacturers have launched probiotic products such as Yoghurt , Icecream , Gum and mint , cheese , chocolate s,milk . Brand name as Activa yoghurt from Danone ,LiveActive cheese from Kraft are some example. ,