CENTRO DE REFERENCIA PARA LACTOBACILOS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Development of a high folate concentration yogurt naturally bio-enrich ed using selected lactic acid bacteria
JONATHAN EMILIANO LAIÑO; MARIANELA JUAREZ DEL VALLE; GRACIELA SAVOY DE GIORI; JEAN GUY JOSEPH LEBLANC
LEBENSMITTEL-WISSENSCHAFT UND-TECHNOLOGIE-FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2013 vol. 54 p. 1 - 1
Folate concentrations in yogurts vary widely and are normally considered low due to an inadequate selection of starter cultures and fermentation conditions. In this study, folate producing Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus (3 strains) and Streptococcus thermophilus (2 strains) were combined and used to elaborate 15 different yogurts. Samples were taken at different time points during the fermentation process and folate concentrations were determined. The yogurt elaborated with strains CRL871 plus CRL803 plus CRL415 and incubated at 42°C had significantly higher folate concentration (reaching 180 mg/L) which implies almost a 250% increase in respect to non-fermented milk, and about 125% compared to commercial yogurts. No variations in folate concentration were observed during 28 days of storage at 4 °C. This is the first report of a yogurt naturally bio-enriched in folate using native folate producing starter cultures.