From Probiotic Breakfast Cereals to Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurts

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 22, 2017
In recent years, the number of edible digestive aids available to consumers has increased dramatically. This not only refers to probiotic-rich yogurts that have long been a popular snack option, but more unusual offerings such as condiments made from fermented vegetables and even desserts that help to promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut.

In terms of savory digestive aids, consumers are eager to add fermented foods to their diet in whatever way they can. As a result, brands such as BAO, Farmhouse Culture and OlyKraut have created hot sauces and other condiments that are derived from fermented foods. Fermented foods have also found their way into more traditional food products such as Sweet Earth's frozen burritos.

However, not all edible digestive aids are derived from fermented foods. Indeed, probiotics are also being added to sweet treats in order to give popular desserts a healthy boost. Some examples of probiotic-rich sweets include ohso Good Chocolate, Nibblee Bits Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix and Ruby Rockets popsicles.