Selectively fermented ingredients that allows specific changes in the composition or activity of the gastro-intestinal tract (GITThe part of the digestive system that consists of the stomach and intestines.) microbiota that confers benefits on the host’s health and well-being. The mode of action for prebiotics includes competitive exclusion that allows for the growth of intestinal microbiota (mainly Bifidobacteria spp.) in the GITThe part of the digestive system that consists of the stomach and intestines. and limits pathogens and toxins.