Applications of inulin and probiotics in health and nutrition

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Miremadi, Fatemeh and Shah, Nagendra P (2012) Applications of inulin and probiotics in health and nutrition. International Food Research Journal, 19 (4). pp. 1337-1350. ISSN 1985-4668 (print) 2231-7546 (online)


Interest in consumption of prebiotics and probiotics to improve human gastrointestinal health is increasing. Consumption of beneficial probiotic bacteria combined with oligosaccharides may enhance colonic bacterial composition and improve internal health. The objectives of this article are to review existing literature concerning the effect of synbiotic foods on the composition and activity of the colonic microbiota, and efficiency of functional attributes of synbiotic foods in formulation and development of new dairy products.

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
Current > Division/Research > College of Health and Biomedicine
Keywords ResPubID25595, prebiotics, probiotics, symbiotic, internal health, gastro-intestinal tract, diet, foods
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