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A. Surendra Babu1, N. Guruprasath2, S.A.O. Adeyeye2, P. Sankarganesh2 , A. Ganesh Kumar3 and T. Sivapriya2
1Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Agricultural Sciences, Malla Reddy University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
2Department of Food Technology, School of Liberal Arts and Applied Science, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Padur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Centre for Research and Development, Department of Microbiology, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Padur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Article Number: 8712 | © The Author(s). 2023
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2023;17(4):2041-2059.
Received: 20 May 2023 | Accepted: 05 September 2023 | Published online: 10 November 2023
Issue online: December 2023

Postbiotics are an emerging field in gut and gastroenterological research. Despite it being a vast field, limited scientific research has been conducted on this topic. Postbiotics are functional bioactive compounds generated in the cell wall matrix during fermentation that may be used to promote health. Postbiotics play a critical role in human immune development against communicable and noncommunicable diseases. This review focuses on the recent advances and future perspectives of postbiotics in health and food science. The review also discussed the criteria and different types of postbiotics and elucidated the significance of postbiotics. The paper further reviewed the role of postbiotics as preservatives, active ingredients in packaging systems, anti-biofilm agents, and decontaminant agents in food processing industries.


Gut Microbes, Probiotic, Prebiotic, Secondary Metabolites, Cellular Components, Anti- Inflammatory, Immuno-modulation, Bio-preservative

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