Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 18, 2005
Publication Date: November 18, 2005
Citation: Cote, G.L. 2005. New carbohydrates for use as prebiotics and food ingredients [abstract]. Peoria NEXT. p. 1. Technical Abstract: Prebiotics are complex carbohydrates containing nutrients that actually nourish the healthy bacteria living in your digestive system. These friendly bacteria appear to perform many important functions such as protecting us from food-borne illnesses, protecting us from developing allergies, regulating hormone balance, and enhancing immunity. Use of prebiotics could benefit everyone from farmers to the animal agricultural industry. However, Dr. Cote believes that the U.S. market is just beginning to realize the benefits of prebiotics.