Meaning of prebiotic in English:

prebiotic

Pronunciation /ˌpriːbʌɪˈɒtɪk/

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adjective

  • 1Existing or occurring before the emergence of life.

    ‘Other analyses have inspected the interplay between similar selective mechanisms involved in the reproduction of viruses, prebiotic replicators, and cytoplasmic organelles, but do not deal with plasmid-specific traits.’
    • ‘One notable consequence for biology was a thoroughgoing re-evaluation of experimental work on prebiotic and biotic evolution.’
    • ‘This interpretation would thus offer a novel insight into the selection of the proteinaceous amino acids from the near-infinite possibilities of both prebiotic syntheses and biosynthetic modification.’
    • ‘These findings suggest a role for prebiotic, probiotic, and soil organisms in the treatment of allergic and autoimmune diseases.’
    • ‘He said the time is ripe for the dairy industry to embrace the probiotic and prebiotic theories and develop products which deliver health to consumers through the inclusion of these naturally-occurring healthy bacteria.’
    • ‘A new development in the market adds another piece to the puzzle - the increased use of probiotic and prebiotic ingredients in yogurts.’
    • ‘A prebiotic functions by selectively stimulating the growth of probiotics and other beneficial bacteria in the GI tract.’
    • ‘In dairy products containing live cultures, inulin works as a prebiotic to help the cultures grow and function at their peak.’
    • ‘RNA molecules are also thought to have been among the first catalytic replicators in prebiotic evolution under the ‘RNA world’ hypothesis.’
    • ‘New research shows that adding inulin, a prebiotic food ingredient, protects probiotics during processing and transit through the digestive tract.’
    • ‘Germinated barley foodstuff is a prebiotic foodstuff that effectively increases luminal butyrate production by stimulating the growth of protective bacteria.’
    • ‘In prebiotic systems it is probable that spontaneously formed pores played a role in the transport of ions and organic compounds.’
    • ‘It is a prebiotic whose primary advantage is its ability to stimulate and promote good digestive health.’
    • ‘Smoothies are very popular in Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim, where they are consumed for their prebiotic benefits.’
    • ‘Germinated barley foodstuff is a protein-rich insoluble prebiotic fiber made from brewer's spent grain, containing glutamine-rich protein and hemicellulose.’
    • ‘These products are often very nutrient-rich and use the addition of inulin for its prebiotic properties, increased calcium absorption and fiber enhancement.’
    • ‘But what's particularly exciting about it is that it has organic material in it, so a number of people believe that Titan might be a prebiotic planet - which means you have chemistry on it, but biology has not yet started.’
    • ‘They also add ingredients for prebiotic effects.’
    • ‘Furthermore, it has been hypothesized that if the prebiotic genetic material was RNA, reverse transcription might have been required to formulate DNA-based genetic information.’
    • ‘‘We're not expecting to find life - it's too cold - but we are expecting to find prebiotic chemistry like that in the very earliest days of Earth,’ he said.’
  • 2Promoting the growth of beneficial intestinal microorganisms.

    ‘Messenger says yogurt formulators, in certain cases, can eliminate the use of aspartame by using the proper prebiotic fiber.’
    • ‘Over the past year, Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, N.H., launched yogurt made with the prebiotic inulin.’
    • ‘Prebiotic ingredients complement the health-conscious environment of today's food marketplace.’
    • ‘Schwartz agrees that marketers who try to promote the prebiotic qualities of a product face particular challenges.’
    • ‘There are several hurdles the dairy industry needs to cross with respect to using probiotic and prebiotic ingredients in dairy products.’
    • ‘Orafti, for its part, also attempts to help ease the introduction of prebiotic ingredients to the consumer.’
    • ‘Inulin is a prebiotic ingredient - a non-digestible fiber that passes through the stomach to help stimulate the activity of bacteria in the colon.’
    • ‘These compounds are of interest to scientists because they are chemical precursors to very interesting prebiotic compounds such as amino acids.’
    • ‘They also contain a prebiotic agent called beta glucan, which encourages the growth of probiotic (healthy) bacteria which in turn stimulates the production of cancer-fighting substances.’
    • ‘A new development in the market adds another piece to the puzzle - the increased use of probiotic and prebiotic ingredients in yogurts.’
    • ‘Because the prebiotic ingredient remains granular, it must be kept in suspension in a product.’
    • ‘Resistant starch may be the latest ingredient making waves in the functional food world, particularly for its use as a prebiotic ingredient in yogurt products.’
    • ‘One of them, pectin, has prebiotic properties.’
    • ‘That Litesse is also a prebiotic fiber is another positive health benefit the ingredient offers.’
    • ‘In Europe and Asia, consumers are buying prebiotic products formulated to boost populations of Bifidobacterium bacteria and other microbial colonists of the human gut.’
    • ‘In addition to its prebiotic benefits, says the company, the product has been shown to increase both calcium absorption and bone mineral density.’
    • ‘European consumers are way ahead of American consumers when it comes to realizing the benefits of dairy, of live cultures, of prebiotics such as inulin and resistant starch, etc.’
    • ‘New research shows that adding inulin, a prebiotic food ingredient, protects probiotics during processing and transit through the digestive tract.’
    • ‘Other prebiotic agents such as psyllium seeds, pectin, aloe vera juice or slippery elm are very good alternatives.’
    • ‘This particular prebiotic fiber does not bind water and produces no viscosity, and in some instances, may impact textural qualities in formulation.’

noun

  • A non-digestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines.

    ‘Half of the company's products also contain inulin, a natural dietary fiber and prebiotic.’
    • ‘In dairy products containing live cultures, inulin works as a prebiotic to help the cultures grow and function at their peak.’
    • ‘Scientifically defined as a "prebiotic," inulin has been shown to stimulate good bacteria in the digestive tract.’
    • ‘Similar patternings must arise in any complex molecular mixture, including the prebiotic.’
    • ‘Larch is also a prebiotic (food for the good bacteria in your intestines).’
    • ‘Over recent years there has been a body of research built up that indicates inulin also acts as a prebiotic.’
    • ‘Thus, chromium may act like a prebiotic.’
    • ‘Inulin is a "prebiotic," a food ingredient that selectively stimulates the beneficial bacteria in the human digestive tract to increase the beneficial effects of probiotics.’
    • ‘What made the yogurt so unique is that it used acid whey left over from cottage cheese production as a powerful prebiotic.’
    • ‘The latter, a fiber-like substance, is a prebiotic, meaning it encourages the formation of healthy, beneficial bacteria in the intestine.’
    • ‘It is a prebiotic whose primary advantage is its ability to stimulate and promote good digestive health.’
    • ‘As a prebiotic, it also helps increase the level of good bacteria in the digestive system and promotes overall digestive health.’
    • ‘Look on the label for "FOS," an acronym for this prebiotic's scientific name, fructooligosaccharide.’
    • ‘The friendly bacteria feed on a substrate known as a 'prebiotic'.’
    • ‘Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) is a fruit sugar and is often used as a prebiotic in the treatment of Candida.’
    • ‘According to Brown, resistant starch is considered a prebiotic since it encourages the growth of microflora in the gut.’
    • ‘One such function is as a "prebiotic," and fibers like inulin, oligosaccarides and resistant starches can play a role in this respect.’
    • ‘The prebiotic found in yogurt and also sold in supplement form is fructooligosaccharide.’
    • ‘As an added bonus, however, depending on the type and amount of prebiotic utilized in formulation, the end product's packaging label can sport fiber-related health claims.’
    • ‘Inulin, a carbohydrate or fructooligosaccharide derived typically from chicory root, is a soluble-dietary fiber that has application as a prebiotic or stimulant of probiotic bacteria.’