Probiotic Bread Contains Sabinsa’s LactoSpore Strain

October 8, 2012

Sabinsa says it is the first non-dairy functional food to include LactoSpore.

A new probiotic sliced bread sold in Colombia features Sabinsa’s (East Windsor, NJ) branded, GRAS-affirmed LactoSpore Bacillus coagulans probiotic strain. The bread is called “Perman Pan Tajado. Sabinsa says it is the first non-dairy functional food to include LactoSpore.

Among LactoSpore’s benefits is its hardiness to withstand the acidic environment of the stomach so that it can germinate and proliferate in the GI tract within a few hours.

According to Sabinsa, “Due to its spore-forming nature, LactoSpore is resistant to most chemical and physical conditions (e.g., heat and acid) and survives manufacturing, shipping, and storage, with no loss of viable count, making it an excellent functional food ingredient.”

The ingredient is stable at room temperature, requiring no refrigeration. The company says LactoSpore powder is standardized to contain 15 billion spores per gram. LactoSpore powder can also be supplied with lower spore counts.

The bread is sold by Perman, a Colombian bread products producer.

LactoSpore was also recently included in another functional food, a self-serve frozen yogurt called Tutti Frutti by Wellspring Industry Inc.