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Fitoterapia. 2004 Dec;75(7-8):760-3.

The bifidogenic effect of Taraxacum officinale root.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Czech University of Agriculture Prague, Prague 6 Suchdol, Czech Republic.

Abstract

The infusion of dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale) stimulated in vitro the growth of 14 strains of bifidobacteria. The utilization of oligofructans, glucose, fructose and total saccharides was determined by enzymatic and phenol-sulfuric methods. Dandelion oligofructans were important source of carbon and energy for bifidobacteria tested.

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