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The effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei on the in vitro bioaccessibility of flaxseed lignans (Linum usitatissimum L.)

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Abstract

Secoisolariciresinol (SECO) is present in flaxseeds as a glucoside, secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG), which can be metabolized to enterodiol (ED) and enterolactone (EL) by the human intestinal microbiota. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus acidophilus on the bioaccessibility of flaxseed lignans from a complete in vitro digestion of whole flaxseeds (WFs) and flaxseed flour (FF). Lignans are only detected in the large intestine. The bioaccessibility of SDG for FF digestion can be ordered as follows: control (without probiotics) > L. casei > L. acidophilus; and for WF digestion, only in the presence of L. casei SDG was detected. For SECO and EL, the presence of both probiotics had no effect on FF and WF digestion. However, in the digestion of WF both L. casei and L. acidophilus increased ED bioaccessibility in the first 12 h; but both probiotics had no significant effect on FF digestion.

Graphical abstract: The effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei on the in vitro bioaccessibility of flaxseed lignans (Linum usitatissimum L.)

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The article was received on 27 Feb 2018, accepted on 13 Mar 2018 and first published on 16 Mar 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8FO00390D
Citation: Food Funct., 2018,9, 2426-2432
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    The effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei on the in vitro bioaccessibility of flaxseed lignans (Linum usitatissimum L.)

    O. Muñoz, C. Fuentealba, D. Ampuero, F. Figuerola and A. M. Estévez, Food Funct., 2018, 9, 2426
    DOI: 10.1039/C8FO00390D

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