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The first probiotic-enhanced pasta line available to consumers, Essentials Digestive Health from Racconto, a Melrose Park, Ill.-based importer-producer of private label and branded Italian pasta features GanedenBC30, the patented probiotic strain developed by Cleveland, Ohio-based Ganeden Biotech, Inc. The all-natural product line, which comes in three varieties -- penne rigate, rotini and rigatoni -- is also a good source of fiber, offering 2 grams of the nutrient per serving. A 12-ounce package of the pasta retails for a suggested $2.99 to $3.49. Unlike many strains of the “good bacteria” that have been shown to improve digestive health and boost immunity, shaelf-stable GanedenBC30 is unique in its ability to survive harsh manufacturing and cooking processes. As well as being sold under the Racconto Essentials Digestive Health line, private label opportunities also exist for the pasta, according to Ganeden Biotech. For more information, visit www.ganedenlabs.com/ and www.racconto.com/.