Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 1, Issue 3&4,2003
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Novel dextrins as potential prebiotics


Maciej Fiedorowicz 1, Gohar Chaczatrian 1, Janusz Kapusniak 2, Przemyslaw Jan Tomasik 3, Piotr Tomasik 1*

Recieved Date: 2002-12-15, Accepted Date: 2003-06-17


Dextrins resulting from roasting of potato starch with one of alanine (ALA), glutamic acid (GLUA), glycine (GLC), histidine (HIS), phenylalanine (PHE), proline (PRO) and tryptophane (TRP) were tested for their potential prebiotic properties. Thus, they were digested by α-amylase and tested as a nutrient for Lactobacillus liquefaciens and Bifidobacterium. Both tests indicate that majority of tested dextrins might be useful as prebiotics as a dietary fiber or slowly digestible starch derivatives.


Alpha-amylolysis, Bifidobacterium, dietary fiber, Lactobacillus liquefaciens, slowly digestible starch

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2003
Volume: 1
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 54-58

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