Applied Sciences > Technology > TS-2014-24


Research Title Development of Probiotic Nutraceuticals Using Indigenous Plants and Lactic Acid Bacteria
Research Personnel Leader:
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Ms. Jennifer Saguibo

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6 February 2014
5 February 2015
Research Location UPLB
Research Description Growing public awareness of diet-related health issues has incurred the demand for probiotic foods, the majority of which are probiotic dairy foods. The health promoting properties of the probiotic products put them under the category of “functional food” which is defined as foods that provide health benefits and basic nutrition. Probiotics ( or “for life”) are bacteria associated with health benefits such as alleviation of lactose intolerance, aid in the digestive process, help support natural immune system, help treatment of diarrhea, cholesterol reduction, discourage the growth of bad bacteria and cancer suppression.
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Research Beneficiary(ies) General public, consumers, pharmaceutical industry
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UPLB


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2014
₱524,438
Code TS-2014-24
KRA Code Rapid and Sustained Economic Growth
Priority Thrust DOST
R&D


Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Biotechnology
Related sectors Healthcare, Plant science, Pharmaceutical Industry