5. Emerging Prebiotic Carbohydrates

  1. G. R. Gibson and
  2. R. A. Rastall
  1. Ross Crittenden

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470023150.ch5

Prebiotics: Development & Application

Prebiotics: Development & Application

How to Cite

Crittenden, R. (2006) Emerging Prebiotic Carbohydrates, in Prebiotics: Development & Application (eds G. R. Gibson and R. A. Rastall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470023150.ch5

Editor Information

  1. School of Food Biosciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 226, Reading RG6 6AP, UK

Author Information

  1. Food Science Australia, Private Bag 16, Werribee, Vic 3030, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023136

Online ISBN: 9780470023150



  • emerging prebiotic carbohydrates;
  • dietary FOS and GOS benefits, dominating;
  • emerging prebiotics as functional ingredients in human diet;
  • bifidogenic effect of prebiotics;
  • health effects of prebiotics;
  • gut and colonisation resistance, trophic/anti-neoplastic of SCFA;
  • prebiotic impact on intestinal microecology;
  • lactulose, colonisation resistance, preventing bacterial infections;
  • dietary RS stimulating butyrate, altering intestinal microecology


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Prebiotic Concept

  • The Bifidogenic Effect of Prebiotics

  • Health Effects of Prebiotics

  • Emerging Prebiotics

  • Polysaccharides

  • On the Horizon

  • Conclusions

  • References