Probiotic bacteria strains adding value
Consumers all over the world are demanding food products with added value. NU-TRISH ® probiotics from Chr. Hansen are natural, safe and effective ingredients with strong scientific documentation which can help food producers to supply just what the consumers want: Tasty food products with credible health benefits.
Probiotics – the friendly bacteria
Probiotics are natural cultures and are considered as the good and friendly bacteria. Probiotics means “for life” in Latin. There is no legal definition of probiotics, however, prominent international bodies such as FAO/WHO and the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) have published definitions of probiotics.
According to FAO/WHO, probiotics are “live micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefits on the host.”
Strain-specific health benefits
Probiotics are identified at three levels: genus, species and strain. Studies show that health benefits are strain-specific. This means that for instance that not all Bifidobacteria (genus) nor all Bifidobacteria animalis (species) are probiotic. Specific strains with clear identity and which are supported by clinical documentation are true probiotics.