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Bacterial vitamin B2, B11 and B12 overproduction: An overview.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19467724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious and therefore more discerning in their food choices. The production of fermented food products with elevated levels of B-vitamins increase both their commercial and nutritional value, and eliminate the need for subsequent fortification with these essential vitamins. Such novel products could reduce the incidence of inadequate vitamin intake which is common in many parts of the world, not only in developing countries, but also in many industrialised countries. Moreover, the concept of in situ fortification by bacterial fermentation opens the way for development of food products targeted at specific groups in society such as the elderly and adolescents. This review looks at how vitamin overproduction strategies have been developed, some of which have successfully been tested in animal models. Such innovative strategies could be relatively easily adapted by the food industry to develop novel vitamin-enhanced functional foods with enhanced consumer appeal.
Catherine M Burgess; Eddy J Smid; Douwe van Sinderen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food microbiology     Volume:  133     ISSN:  1879-3460     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Food Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-29     Completed Date:  2009-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412849     Medline TA:  Int J Food Microbiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Safety, Teagasc-Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / metabolism*
Food Technology / methods
Food, Fortified*
Riboflavin / biosynthesis
Vitamin B 12 / biosynthesis
Vitamin B Complex / biosynthesis*
Reg. No./Substance:
12001-76-2/Vitamin B Complex; 68-19-9/Vitamin B 12; 83-88-5/Riboflavin

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