Monday, April 09, 2007

Probiotic icecream

Amul launched a probiotic ice-cream a few weeks back. Curiosity got the better of me and I tried to figure out what exactly it meant. The pack lists benefits like reducing cholesterol, diet, digestion among other things. If ice-cream could solve all health problems, why not! Taste wise I did not find any difference, though price wise, I did.

Heres what probiotic is, from Wikipedia.

Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeast, with lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as the most common microbes used. LAB have been used in the food industry for many years, because they are able to convert sugars (including lactose) and other carbohydrates into lactic acid. <...> but acts as a preservative, by lowering the pH and creating fewer opportunities for spoilage organisms to grow.

Sure enough, all those benefits are mentioned in Wikepedia too. Wow! Ice-cream as panacea. Why not?

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