What is it about?
Chia seed and flaxseed fractions (mucilage and soluble protein) can protect probiotics during spray drying and against simulated gastrointestinal conditions.
Why is it important?
Chia and flax seed fractions are effective as encapsulating agents in protecting the probiotics (Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium infantis) during thermal processing. Products supplemented with encapsulated probiotics exhibit high viability after extended (45 days) refrigerated storage.
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