Author(s): de Valdez GF, de Giori GS, de Ruiz Holgado AP, Oliver G
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Abstract The effect of various substances on the relationship between residual moisture content and the viability of freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria has been studied. Compounds such as polymers, which display considerable ability in displacing water, showed no protective action during freeze-drying. Adonitol, on the other hand, produced the smallest change in water content at various times during drying and allowed the highest rate of survival.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Probiotics & Health