Ana M. Gomes, Manuela E. Pintado, F. Xavier Malcata

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The word “probiotic”—from the Greek “for life,” has over the last few decades been used in a multitude of ways. At present, probiotics are described as live microorganisms, which—when administered in adequate numbers, confer a health benefit to the host [12]. Fermented or unfermented dairy foods—including milk, buttermilk, yogurt, ice cream, desserts, and even cheese, are the most common vectors for their administration [4,15]; however, probiotics are also available as dietary supplements—in which the microorganism appears in the forms of powder, capsules, or tablets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of dairy foods analysis
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781420046328
ISBN (Print)9781420046311
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


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