preB (Prebiotics) Ingredient Descriptions

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A traditional Chinese medicine and a spice introduced early to Western Europe, it contributes significant prebiotic fiber and its essential oils following fermentation. This rhizome is more effective than popular drug remedies in preventing motion sickness, due possibly to its high content of volatile oils and phenols. These constituents are also believed to contribute antiiflammatory effects.

Green Bell Pepper

Cutlivated in both tropical and temperate areas, peppers are noted for their high vitamin C content (immunity, antioxidant status) of over two times RDA. The caroteniod vitamin A (immunity, vision) is also present at 100% of RDA. Moderate amounts of prebiotic fiber, folic acid (DNA, birth defects), and sterols (cholesterol control) are also concentrated after fermentation.


Valued principally for its sweetening properties, honey also has very significant antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Some types have been found effective in combatting antibiotic-resistant bacteria, due in part to honey’s very low pH which prevents bacterial activity.

Jalo Bean

A legume grown in temperate climates, jalo bean has its high prebiotic fiber content concentrated during fermentation. High protein and starch components are present in a macrobiotics-appropriate ratio. The legume is also noted for very high potassium levels (cells, nerves), plus significant amounts of iron (blood health), calcium (bone health), magnesium (enzymes, bones, muscles), folate (birth defects), and zinc (reproductive health).


Found in the macrobiotically-preferred temperate climates, kiwifruit when fermented are distinguished by high levels of vitamin C (immune system), vitamin E (powerful antioxidant from food sources), and B1 (carbohydrate metabolism, brain, nerve, and heart function). They also provide significant amounts of prebiotic fiber. Kiwifruit possess the unusual protein-dissolving enzyme actinidin which assists protein breakdown during digestion.


With a significant vitamin C content, lemons add nutritional value to a macrobiotic diet. Fermentation preserves vitamin C (immunity) and citric acid, which assists in metabolism and as an antioxidant. Nutritional value is also provided by calcium (bone health), potassium (cellular and nervous system), and vitamin A content (skin, growth, cancer, fat formation). Like other citrus fruits, lemons contain flavones which counteract free radical-caused DNA damage. Scavenging free radicals reduce Alzheimer disease risk.


An important temperate region legume and macrobiotic food, lentils are a leading source for plant protein, and retain their high carbohydrate, folate, and prebiotic fiber content after fermentation. Significant levels of phosphorous (bone and cell formation), potassium (cellular and nervous system), zinc (reproductive health and insulin production), copper (blood cell and bone formation), and manganese, (enzyme, bone, and muscle formation) are also present. Served with grains, they provide all the essential amino acids.


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