Bazaars for probiotics have cropped up across the country, with many of them featuring food stalls.
We take a look at how they work, what you can buy and where to buy them.
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The startup’s website says it has sold about $30m worth of probiotic products since launching in October, including probiotic cheese, probiotic yogurt, probiotics for meat, and probiotic eggs.
In August, Food Bazar, a cooperative that offers probiotic farming in Gujarat, raised $100,000 from a group of investors, including Aligarh Hindu University, Anil Ambani, Kalyanand Agarwal and Kolkata-based BV Partners.
The group was formed in September 2015 with the aim of providing probiotic farms in the state.
The company sells probiotic supplements at about 20-25% of the price of traditional Indian farm produce.
In the past year, the company has grown to include a large number of farmers and traders from the agricultural community.
It is also launching an organic food and supplement range in collaboration with India’s largest organic milk producer, Alipay.
Food Bazar has also started to sell probiotic-rich products like kelp, sea salt, and seaweed.
The organic food ranges are sold in markets across Gujarat and its neighbouring states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
It also recently launched a probiotic bread and supplement for sale in grocery stores across the region.
Food products from the company are currently available in grocery and department stores in several markets across the Gujarat state, including Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Thane, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, Udaipur, Vadi and Aurangabad.
The company’s products include yogurt, kelp curd, and kelp butter.
The probiotic yogurts are also available at various health food stores in the city of Ahmedabad.