Bifidobacteria are important microorganisms that used in milk industry since it has lots of benefits to human health. Probiotic yogurt mostly comprised of bifidobacteria and probiotic yogurt’s area developing more rapidly when comparing to other products. There are more than 100 types of product that is based on bifidobacterias and Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterias in milk industry. Japan has the biggest share along the milk industry nearly %50.
What is the benefits of Bifidobacterias?
Bifidobacterias has lots of benefits to body. Some researchs explain that bifidobacterias enhance the flora of the gut, stoppind diarrhea,decrease the colesterol level in the blood, activate the immunity system, prevent cancer, strengthen the absorption of the minerals. The one of the best ways to acquire bifidobacterias is probiotic yogurt. On the other hand, to be able to gather all these benefits, prebiotics that support the development of probiotics should be consumed. Specially, prebiotics and fructooligosaccharide which are named as bifidogenetic factors are used in fermented milk products in recent years. To be able to produce the healthiest and best probiotic, bifidobacterias and fructooligosaccharide meet in the research.
In that research probiotic yogurts that have Bifidobacterium animalis or Bifidobacterium longum with the contribution of prebiotic ( fructo oligasaccharide) are studied. This experiment is done under the +4 °C for 28 days and chemical properties (total dry matter, lipids, acidity, lactose, glicose and galactose) are investigated. Probiotics yogurts that includes prebiotics (fructooligosaccharide) has low amount of lactose, glicose, galactose and acidity.
In conclusion, it can easily said that, probiotic yogurts are very good for guts and immunity system. This research show that, probiotic yogurts that included prebiotics has low amount of sugar such lactose, glicose and galactose. It makes more healthier yogurts. If you are yogurt lover, please be aware that the lactose, glucose and glactose amounts written in the package insert and be sure that yogurt has probiotics.