Helping probiotics survive
Probiotics are a hot topic among health-conscious consumers, so much so that product developers continue to introduce foods and beverages that contain these beneficial bugs. The problem is that intrinsic and extrinsic food properties may reduce the viability of probiotics. One particular challenge to the survival of probiotic bacteria is the high acid content of the stomach. Various qualities of cheese suggest that it may be a successful carrier of probiotics through t…
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