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Probiotics are the live bacteria and yeasts that are referred to as the good microorganisms that are required in the body because they are beneficial to us as they aid us with the improved digestive system. Probiotics are marketed in forms of food, dietary supplements for humans and for animals as well. These are the [...]

By |2018-04-17T09:40:58+00:00April 17th, 2018|Food Microbiology|Comments Off on Probiotics

Health-Related Benefits of fermented foods

1. Degradation of undesirable compounds Microorganisms present in fermented foods produce some enzymes that may degrade undesirable and antinutritive compounds, for example, Phyticacid is found in legumes and seeds bind minerals such as iron and zinc, reducing their absorption when eaten. However, phytic acid can be broken down during fermentation by some species of [...]

By |2018-02-27T06:47:02+00:00February 21st, 2018|Fermentation, Food Microbiology|Comments Off on Health-Related Benefits of fermented foods

Probiotic food & Its importance in today’s changing food habits

Although probiotics have been with us for as long as people have eaten fermented milk, but their association with health benefits only came to existence when Metchnikoff drew attention to diverse effects of some gut flora. Probiotics are the live microorganisms that offer health benefits to humans by improving gut’s microbial balance. People often [...]

By |2018-02-27T08:38:14+00:00December 19th, 2016|Food Microbiology|Comments Off on Probiotic food & Its importance in today’s changing food habits

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