Scientists Develop Probiotic Beer

Researchers develop first probiotic beer

It seems like every other day there is a new fad in the craft beer market - but scientists at the National University of Singapore believe this one will be good for your gut. "In a novel breakthrough," this team of reserachers believes that their newly developed beer, which contains the probiotic strain known as Lactobacillus paracase L26, could help improve gut health and immunity, reported.

Prior to this development, there were no beers that contained probiotics, "mainly because beer contains something known as hop acids, which limit the growth and survival of potential probiotics," Josh Davis wrote. This probiotic strain, however, utiliIzes the sugars "present in the wort to produce sour-tasting lactic acid, resulting in a beer with sharp and tart flavors," Chan Mei Zhi Aicine explained.

The researchers have already patented the beer and hope to one day brew and sell it commercially. Read more about this research project here