Prebiotics

Prebiotic cultures for use in the formulation of yogurts and other cultured and noncultured dairy products.

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The dairy industry’s role in prebiotics education

Consumer awareness and purchases of probiotic-containing products have skyrocketed. Has this paved the way for promoting and marketing prebiotics in dairy foods?

A common sentiment among food industry experts is that consumers aren’t yet ready to hear about prebiotics. I respectfully disagree. As a nutrition therapist, I’ve noticed an increased interest in probiotics among my clients, which is the perfect opportunity to explain that certain fibers, called prebiotics, are needed for probiotics to survive and thrive.


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Prebiotics promote the growth of probiotics

Prebiotics are nondigestible dietary fibers that promote the growth and activity of probiotics. That much we do know. But dieticians, processors and consumers have so much more to learn.
Prebiotics have recently received a plethora of press in the food industry news. Manufacturers of prebiotic ingredients are promoting the “prebiotic properties,” “prebiotic functionality” and “prebiotic benefits” of their products. Writers are touting the “prebiotic effects” of isolated ingredients from novel sources such as spirulina, spruce trees, Yacon root, yams, agave and Jerusalem artichokes.
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Prebiotics and health: a compelling story

As scientists learn more about prebiotics, dairy’s prospects increase. For the present time, look to plants if you want to add prebiotics. But for the future, prebiotics could come from the oligosaccharides in whey permeate.
Although 72% of Americans are aware of prebiotics’ association with digestive health, according to the International Food Information Council’s 2011 functional foods survey, most would be hard-pressed to describe prebiotics and their functions. That’s understandable. The story of prebiotics and health is not simple. But as scientists learn more, the story becomes more compelling and worth the telling.
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Formulating ice cream with prebiotics, probiotics

Processors can introduce these healthy bacteria into frozen desserts by using syrups, sauces and inclusions.
In our February column we discussed the importance of digestive health as the basis of all good nutrition and the role ice cream products could play in terms of providing probiotic (consumption of “live and active beneficial” bacteria) and/or probiotic friendly (that is, prebiotic) mix ingredients. We reviewed delivery of probiotics via active culturing and/or cold inoculation.
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Dairy Foods and Demographics: Dairy Foods for All Ages

Infants, adolescents, adults and seniors have specific nutritional needs. Milk serves as a base for functional ingredients that can deliver those nutrients.
Nutritional inadequacies are common among both genders and through all stages of the lifecycle. The majority of Americans simply do not eat a diet that is well-enough balanced to consume a sufficient amount of essential nutrients.
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Innovative Ingredients for a Complex Market

Cost-saving ingredients help processors stay afloat during struggling economic times, while value-added ingredients, which increase production costs, create a point of differentiation in a competitive marketplace.
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Pour on the Protection

Donna Berry  Product Development Editor Moms have long warned their kids that if they play in the rain, they might catch a cold. The reality is moms just don’t want
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Milk's Inherent Prebiotic: Lactose

The nutrient profile of milk might be denser than previously believed thanks to ongoing research suggesting that milk’s carbohydrate - lactose - possesses beneficial health and wellness properties.

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Dairy's Role in Successful Aging

According to Healthy 50+ Americans: Trends and Opportunities in the Emerging Wellness Market by Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, Rockville, Md., changes in thinking about what it means to get old have occurred alongside a rising concern by consumers of all ages about doing what it takes to improve their health and wellness.
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Functional & Sustainable Ingredients

Better-for-you and better-for-the-environment are two themes driving innovation. Dairy processors enhance foods with antioxidants and vitamins.
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