In vitro prebiotic effects of Acacia gums onto the human intestinal microbiota depends on both botanical origin and environmental pH.

@article{Michel1998InVP,
  title={In vitro prebiotic effects of Acacia gums onto the human intestinal microbiota depends on both botanical origin and environmental pH.},
  author={Claire Michel and T. P. Kravtchenko and Alessia David and S Gueneau and F{\'a}bio Carlos Kozlowski and Christine Cherbut},
  journal={Anaerobe},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={257-66}
}
Acacia gums are commonly used food additives. It is currently unclear how extensively these non-digestible polysaccharides are fermented in the human large intestine. However, they have been shown to support bifidobacterial growth in vitro and may represent useful candidate prebiotics. In these investigations, in vitro 24-h batch incubations and chemostat continuous-cultures of human faecal bacteria were conducted using two acacia gums (Fibregum standard and Fibregum AS). Our aim was to study… CONTINUE READING

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