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ISSN: 2329-8901

Journal of Probiotics & Health

  • Review Article   
  • J Prob Health 2016, Vol 4(2): 147
  • DOI: 10.4172/2329-8901.1000147

Effect of Fruit Pectin on Growth of Lactic Acid Bacteria

Emon Chatterjee1*, Suba GA Manuel2 and Syed Shamimul Hassan3
1Department of Biochemistry, Mount Carmel College, #58 Palace Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2Department of Life Science, Mount Carmel College, #58 Palace Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3School of Life Science, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author : Emon Chatterjee, Department of Biochemistry, Mount Carmel College, #58 Palace Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Tel: 9632082520, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Feb 26, 2016 / Accepted Date: Apr 19, 2016 / Published Date: Apr 25, 2016

Abstract

The concept of modulating gut health through diet is not new and dates back to at least the beginning of the 20th century. However, it is only recently that sound scientific rationales have been proposed and investigated. Three microflora modulation tools have emerged, the addition of exogenous living microorganisms to foods (i.e., probiotics), the selective stimulation of the growth and activity of beneficial microorganisms indigenous to the gut (i.e., prebiotics), and a combination of both approaches (i.e., synbiotics). Fruit wastes which are highly perishable and seasonal, is a problem to the processing industries and pollution monitoring agencies. A valuable byproduct that can be obtained from fruit wastes is pectin. An effort was taken to extract pectin from different fruit waste (Musa sp. and Citrus limetta and rind of Citrullus lanatus and putrefied fruits of Solanum lycopersicum and Psidium guajava). An attempt was made to observe the enhancement of growth of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB-Lactobacillus casei, L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum) by introducing the pectin samples from the above fruit waste. It was observed that pectin was able to enhance the growth of the bacteria and the titrable acidity considerably. Hence it can be concluded that pectin that is extracted from fruit waste can be used to enhance the growth of LAB. The current study aims to prove pectin as a potential prebiotic.

Keywords: Pectin; Musa acuminata ; Citrus limetta ; Citrullus lanatus ; Solanum lycopersicum ; Psidium guajava ; Lactobacillus casei ; L. acidophilus ; Bifidobacterium bifidum

Citation: Chatterjee M, Manuel GAS, Hassan SS (2016) Effect of Fruit Pectin on Growth of Lactic Acid Bacteria. J Prob Health 4: 147. Doi: 10.4172/2329-8901.1000147

Copyright: © 2016 Chatterjee E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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