Tuesday, June 22, 2021

CFTRI working on probiotic food to protect children prone to third wave of Covid infection

The Central Food Technological Research Institute is a CSIR lab in Mysuru which is working in the direction of developing food that can boost immunity and prevent diseases. During the first wave of Covid pandemic, the institute had distributed spirulina chikki, mango energy bar, high protein wrap, banana cereal bar and spiced water with bio-active and antioxidant ingredients to the migrant workers, frontline warriors and Covid patients.

AIR Correspondent reports, the Central Food Technological Research Institute is working on probiotic food that will protect children prone to the third wave of Covid infection. Speaking to AIR News, the Director of CFTRI Sridevi Annapoorana said that processing methods are being developed by them for increasing absorption of micronutrients from plants, fruits and vegetables and prepare a wholesome food with natural taste that will help boost immunity in children and protect them from Covid infection.

The probiotic food being developed by CFTRI is rich in vitamin A,C,D and E with micro-nutrients necessary to combat infections. They keep harmful bacteria and viruses in check.

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