April 12, 2019 at 13:20
Updated April 12, 2019 at 13:56
DowDuPont Inc. and BASF S.E., global chemical giants are investing large amounts of money to increase the production of non-digestible sugar, a component that is only found in breast milk, explains the portal. Bloomberg.
Oligosaccharide in human milk is the third most common solid in the mother's feed, after lactose and fat. This escapes from digestion; Therefore, it reaches the colon to feed the beneficial bacteria.
Because baby food manufacturers, such as Nestlé, S.A., can not satisfy the appetite for the synthetic ingredient, companies look for the adult market.
This component could provide treatments for diseases in adults such as irritable bowel syndrome, allergies and even brain aging.
Its production is achieved through fermentation processes, in which giant tanks with genetically modified microbes are used to produce specific varieties of the oligosaccharide.
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