Characterization of 70.5% cocoa content dark chocolate incorporated with Bifidobacterium animalis subspecies lactis BB-12®

R. Vedor*, D. Machado, J. C. Barbosa, A. M. Gomes

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Abstract

Currently, probiotics are defined as "live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” [1].
Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12® is one of the most common probiotics used as a food supplement [2]. Chocolate is one of the most popular and appealing culinary products, with various cocoa percentages available to consumers [3;4]. Several studies have suggested that chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, may offer health benefits due to the presence of a diverse array of bioactive compounds [5]. In this sense, a growing interest in using chocolate as a carrier for probiotic delivery has emerged.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023
EventCiência 2023: Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portuga - Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 5 Jul 20237 Jul 2023

Conference

ConferenceCiência 2023
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period5/07/237/07/23

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