Survival of freeze-dried Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus rhamnosus during storage in the presence of protectants

A. Sofia Carvalho, Joana Silva, Peter Ho, Paula Teixeira*, F. Xavier Malcata, Paul Gibbs

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

101 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads

Abstract

No significant differences were observed in the viability of Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus rhamnosus cells during freeze-drying in the presence or absence of inositol, sorbitol, fructose, trehalose, monosodium glutamate and propyl gallate. However, survival was higher during storage when drying took place in the presence of these compounds. Sorbitol produced more significant effects than the other compounds toward maintaining viability of freeze-dried L. plantarum and L. rhamnosus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587-1591
Number of pages5
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Volume24
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

Keywords

  • Additives
  • Preservation
  • Processing
  • Starter cultures
  • Viability

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Survival of freeze-dried Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus rhamnosus during storage in the presence of protectants'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this