Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: October | Volume: 7 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 197-202
Lactic Acid Bacteria Growth in Indian Fermented Foods Available in Delhi Markets
Lamba J1, Goomer S2
1PhD Research Scholar, 2Associate Professor,
Department of Foods and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, Sikandra Road, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001.
Corresponding Author: Lamba J
Probiotic as functional foods is gaining popularity in India. They are food which provides special beneficial effect to the host along with the basic nutrition. Probiotic organism grows in products prepared by spontaneous fermentation as well. Not many Indian products have been explored till now. In the present study the fermented products available in the market of Delhi were tested for lactic acid bacteria content which could have a potential to produce probiotic properties. Only few products were reflective of probiotic nature. Due to improper conditions during the supply chain, the lactic acid content depletes. Thus proper guidelines should be formulated so that a uniform lactic acid bacterial population is maintained throughout the shelf life of the fermented products.
Key words: Probiotics, fermented foods, market survey, lactic acid bacteria