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A Department of Science and Technology (DOST) booth at the National Biotechnology Week (NBW) 2015 invites mallgoers to taste probiotic cheese for free. The products were developed by UP Los Banos – National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (UPLB-BIOTECH)  with the probiotic starter culture project funded by DOST’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development.  Probiotic white cheese is made from carabao’s milk which has rennet andlactic acid bacteria. Rennet is a coagulant which forms the milk proteins in carabao’s milk to turn it into white cheese. Meanwhile, lactic acid bacteria has probiotic properties, which means it can kill the bad bacteria in the stomach. Probiotic cheese is among the biotechnology applications on exhibit in NBW which ran from November 23-28, 2015 at SM Dasmarinas in Cavite.

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