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|Title:||Prebiotic potential of ‘juice grape’ varieties and some hybrids|
|Keywords:|| -Amylase inhibition|
|Abstract:||This study presents prebiotic potential of 9 grape varieties [4 marketed ‘juice’ grapes (G1, G2, G3, and G9) and 5 hybrids (G4, G5, G8, G10 and G12)] using 4 individual probiotics and a consortium. Marketed fructooligosaccharide (FOS) was used as a standard prebiotic. G10 showed higher growth response to Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. delbrueckii and reduced Escherichia coli counts with zone of inhibition against E. coli. Inhibititory activity of α−amylase as IC50 was lowest for G1 and G10. All grape varieties and hybrids showed prebiotic activity (21.2-72.5% of FOS) with G1 and G10 being promising types.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.69(11) [November 2010]|
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