Fast Five Quiz: Probiotics Facts vs Fiction

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


March 03, 2021

Lactobacillus fermentum is a key microorganism in the production of sourdough. Although the living probiotics do not survive the baking process, they produce bacteriocins that are found in sourdough bread and may have health benefits

Foods that contain probiotics include yogurt, some cheeses, kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso, pickles, and raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar. However, not all fermented foods are rich in probiotics.

Although milk, coffee, and chocolate are available in products with probiotics added to them, they do not routinely contain probiotics by themselves. Thus, specific attention must be paid to labeling.

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