ingredient information
Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), also known as oligogalactosyllactose, oligogalactose, oligolactose or transgalactooligosacchariden (TOS), belong, because of their indigestible nature, to the group of prebiotics. Prebiotics are defined as non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by stimulating the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon. GOS naturally occurs in human milk, and commercial available products are broadly used in food for both infants and adult, ranging from infant formula to biscuits to food for the critical ill. They are widely recognized as the non-digestible carbohydrates that occur naturally in human milk. Moreover they can be manufactured from lactose through enzymatic conversion