Review Article

2017  |  Vol: 2(3)  |  Issue: 3 (May-June)
Industrial Production, Physio-chemical properties and Potential Applications of Prebiotic in Biotech-based Products

Samiah Zahid1, Sikander Ali1, Sonia Younas1, Samia Dastgeer1, Muhammad Sarfaraz2

1Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (IIB) GC University, Lahore

2Department of Chemistry Syed Baber Ali School of Science and Engineering LUMS University, Lahore

Address for Corresponding Author:

Samiah Zahid

Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (IIB)

GC University, Lahore. 

Abstract

Prebiotics are non-digestible short chain carbohydrates and non-digestible food components. These are non-digestible fibers that enhanced the beneficially gut bacteria that improve the health of the host. These indigestible food ingredients have beneficial effects on the selected population of gut bacteria (e.g; bifidobacteria). There may be various types of prebiotics like Polydextrose-fructans, Inulin, Fructo oligosaccharides (FOS), Galacto oligosaccharides (GOS), Lactulose, Isomalto oligosaccharide (IMO), Lactitol which are used as a food supplement. Application of prebiotics may restore the gut microbiota diversity and activity and these have broader effects on intestinal microbiota. Application of prebiotics may restore the gut microbiota diversity and activity and these have broader effects on intestinal microbiota.

Keywords: Prebiotic, microbiota fructo-oligosaccharides, galacto-oligosaccharides, bifidobacteria, lactobacillus

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