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BioFiles Edition 6.2

Prebiotic food components typically consist of polysaccharides and oligosaccharides. They can be found in milk (galactooligosaccharides or GOS) and plants with dietary fibers, and they are often produced by fermentation. The prebiotic fructooligosaccharide (FOS) is found naturally in many foods, including honey, wheat, onions, garlic, leeks, and bananas. Additionally, chiory root contains a large amount of inulin.

The chicory plant (Cichorium intybus) is a source of inulin and fructooligosaccharides for prebiotic treatments.


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