Probiotic yogurt raisins launched
18 July 2010 – Ganeden Biotech, maker of the patented probiotic strain GanedenBC30, has announced the launch of a new partnership with Tropical Nut & Fruit, a manufacturer of nuts, snacks, chocolate and yogurt products. The partnership includes a series of four functional confection mixes that will incorporate GanedenBC30, the first of which is included within the company’s yogurt covered raisins.
The raisins are currently only available for purchase in bulk, but samples was available at Ganeden Biotech’s stand during the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo, which has just concluded in Chicago. Alicia Lehota, president of Tropical Nut & Fruit, says, “We wanted to ensure that our products maintained the same flavour and consistency when infused with a probiotic, and GanedenBC30 allowed us to do that.”
GanedenBC30 has an ability to survive harsh manufacturing processes, unlike other probiotic strains. This is due to the naturally-occurring layer of organic material that protects the genetic core of the bacteria, allowing for the probiotic to survive the manufacturing process and still provide its added health benefits, which includes supporting digestive and immune health.
Andrew Lefkowitz, Ganeden Biotech president and CEO, says, “The yogurt raisins are the first product of this partnership, but we look forward to developing similar confections and continuing to expand on this partnership in the near future.”