The flavor for Litehouse’s recent launch of Yogurt Kefir Cultures Caesar Dressing has proven popular (indeed, according to last month’s New Products Annual, Caesar was in the third-most introductions between 2007-2009). However, setting the Litehouse launch apart is its functional element. The dressing boasts eight live and active probiotic cultures, including S. thermophilus, L. lactis, L. acidophilus and L. rhamnosus, as well as a note that kefir probiotics reportedly clean the digestive tract, improve immunity, regulate cholesterol and blood sugar, and improve liver and gallbladder functions. One of the product’s probiotics is a patented strain of Bacillus coagulans, an organism different from the other more traditional probiotics, in that its ability to form spores protects it from the low pH found in salad dressings.pf 

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