Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Reading the news prompted me to delve a little on this topic ...
The first thing that came up is what is the difference?
The first answer, the fastest one, comes from wikipedia ...
Prebiotic foods are generally composed of non-digestible carbohydrates while probiotics contains living organisms.
In both cases beneficial health properties are attributed to the products, but the EFSA (European Food Safety Agency) is there to protect the consumer.

This is the subject of the article that led me here (written in spanish):
 This yogurt is not protecting your health
The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) issued a verdict on more than 800 alleged health claims of functional foods, including probiotics.
Source / Public.

* Live microorganisms with health benefits
* Not all probiotics are equal
In the natural world one must be very careful.
On the other hand, we note that the EFSA does not say the products are bad, it just indicates that benefits attributed to them are not demostrated enough.
But we must not forget that not everything natural is good and as I told earlier "good things are only good when taken in the right way".
If we bring this issue to the theme of the blog, supercritical fluids can be used for the production of prebiotic ingredients like inulin.
Pulling the thread can access two interesting articles on the topic (also in spanish):

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