Rejoice, sausage lovers, or maybe not. Spanish researchers trying to create a healthier meat product may have found their answer inside a baby's diaper.
Using six strains of bacteria -- three from the baby poop of healthy infants up to 6 months old, and three from commercial probiotics -- the researchers whipped up fermented pork sausage, and found that the meat made using one strain of the tot excrement contained the most microbes -- "enough to produce health-promoting effects to people."
"The two kinds of bacteria used most often in probiotics, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are far more abundant in infant poop than in adult excrement," food microbiologist Anna Jofré of Catalonia's Institute of Food and Agricultural Research told Live Science. … Read more