Sabinsa's LactoSpore® has been selected by Wellspring Industry, Inc. to provide the beneficial probiotic ingredient for Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, the world’s top-selling self-serve frozen yogurt brand.
"The taste and quality of our frozen yogurt is simply unmatched, so it makes sense that we would seek out a probiotic that will provide our customers with the benefits of the best, most stable probiotic we could find," said Paul Lee, head of Wellspring's Research and Development team.
"Even as probiotics gain unprecedented consumer acceptance, mainstream media coverage highlights confusion as to which forms are most beneficial, which is where LactoSpore's established efficacy becomes particularly compelling," said Sabinsa Marketing Director Shaheen Majeed. "We are very pleased to have LactoSpore included in such a popular product as Tutti Frutti."
LactoSpore is the trade name for Sabinsa's probiotic Bacillus coagulans, formerly known as Lactobacillus sporogenes. LactoSpore withstands the acidic environment of the stomach and then germinates and proliferates in the GI tract within a few hours. Due to its spore-forming nature, LactoSpore is resistant to most chemical and physical conditions (e.g., heat and acid) and survives manufacturing, shipping and storage with no loss of viable count, making it an excellent functional food ingredient. LactoSpore does not require refrigeration and is room-temperature stable. LactoSpore powder is standardized to 15 billion spores per gram although lower spore counts (e.g., 6 billion spores per gram) are also produced. LactoSpore is self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by an independent panel of experts.