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Record number 552286
Title Application of lactobacilli and prebiotic oligosaccharides for the development of a synbiotic semi-hard cheese
Author(s) Langa, S.; Bulck, E. van den; Peirotén, A.; Gaya, P.; Schols, H.A.; Arqués, J.L.
Source Food Science and Technology = Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft und Technologie 114 (2019). - ISSN 0023-6438
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2019.108361
Department(s) VLAG
Food Chemistry
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Cheese - Lactobacillus - Prebiotic oligosaccharides - Probiotics - Synbiotic
Abstract

The aim of this study was to test the compatibility of two selected Lactobacillus strains with different prebiotic carbohydrates in order to develop a synbiotic cheese. Initially, the growth of the probiotic lactobacilli with the prebiotic formulations was monitored in optimized growth medium and in milk. Afterwards, semi-hard cheeses were manufactured with the selected combination of Lb. paracasei INIA P272 and fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS). Results showed that the addition of FOS did not affect Lb. paracasei viability in the cheese after 28 days of ripening, but a higher viability of this strain was achieved in the presence of FOS when cheese was tested in a colonic model. Thus, the inclusion of FOS in the cheese could have a beneficial effect by increasing the probiotic strain viability in the host.

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