Functional products belong to the category of products that provide the human body with not only energy but also plastic substances and perform primarily the health function. The development of preventive and medical products in this area is based on the concept that envisages introduction of additives into their formulation, which meet requirements such as safety for the organism and effective binding of heavy metals (formation of strong insoluble complexes resistant to the action of enzymes in a wide range of pH). To some extent, these requirements are met by food polysaccharides contained in prebiotic functional powders. The results of in vitro studies on the binding of heavy metal ions by functional prebiotic plant powders to determine their radioprotective properties are presented in the paper. The results of research conducted using the developed drying technologies show the high complexing properties of prebiotic powders and their efficiency, greater than the efficiency of pure apple and citrus pection. Appropriate balanced nutrition using prebiotic powders in fast food products will help to reduce the risk of various diseases and remove radionuclides grom the body.
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