Novel probiotic candidates for humans isolated from raw fruits and vegetables.

  title={Novel probiotic candidates for humans isolated from raw fruits and vegetables.},
  author={Beatrice Vitali and Giovanna Minervini and Carlo Giuseppe Rizzello and Enzo Spisni and Simone Maccaferri and Patrizia Brigidi and Marco Gobbetti and Raffaella di Cagno},
  journal={Food microbiology},
  volume={31 1},
This study was aimed at determining the probiotic potential of a large number of autochthonous lactic acid bacteria isolated from fruit and vegetables. Survival under simulated gastric and intestinal conditions showed that 35% of the strains, mainly belonging to the species Lactobacillus plantarum maintained high cell densities. Selected strains did not affect the immune-mediation by Caco-2 cells. All strains stimulated all 27 immune-mediators by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). A… CONTINUE READING
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