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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Beans: No longer the magical fruit?

Two strains of bacteria are the key to making beans flatulence-free, Venezuelan researchers reported on Tuesday.

They identified two bacteria, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, which can be added to beans so they cause minimal distress to those who eat them, and to those around the bean-lovers, Marisela Granito of Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela and colleagues reported.

Flatulence is gas released by bacteria that live in the large intestine when they break down food. Fermenting makes food more digestible earlier on.

Writing in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Granito and colleagues found that adding these two gut bacteria to beans before cooking them made them even less likely to cause flatulence.

OK, science has officially gone too far. Can you imagine what this will do for the potty humor industry. Jobs (and laughs) are at stake!


Blogger klhp said...

I bet Duke, the Bush's dog, is doing doggy flips.

Can they do that for garlic, too? Tummies all over would cheer!

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

farting is fun.

5:18 PM  

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