Functional Ingredients that Support a Healthy Gut
To explain prebiotics, we must begin with probiotics, the live beneficial bacteria recognized for supporting gut and immune health.1 The popularity of probiotics in supplements, food, and beverage has skyrocketed over the past decade and continues to grow as consumers increasingly seek health and wellbeing.
Probiotics are living creatures and, in order to thrive, they need to eat. Enter prebiotics, the specific type of fiber found in some plant-based foods that probiotic bacterias consume. As awareness increases that including prebiotic foods as part of a healthy diet supports beneficial probiotic bacteria,2 foods that include prebiotic ingredients are quickly growing in popularity.
Freeze-dried, air-dried, and low-moisture-dried prebiotic ingredients from BCFoods can be added to shelf-stable, fresh, and frozen applications – both in human food and pet food.
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