Any nondigestible food component that stimulates the growth and/or activity of bacteria in ways claimed to be beneficial to health.

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Ingredients that enhance the health of the human gut microflora, namely prebiotics and probiotics, will become further integrated into diversified food and beverage formats. As this occurs, ingredient manufacturers and CPGs should look to capitalize on three major trends occurring within the prebiotics space: 1) Effectiveness at lower doses is a key differentiator, 2) prebiotics with inherent ...

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