Exploring the prebiotic potential of polyphenols04 Jun 2018 Diana Food recently created a research chair to study the prebiotic role of polyphenols. “The health benefits of polyphenols are well understood.What is interesting is that only about 5 percent of the polyphenols that we absorb are metabolized by the body. We have been working with a research institute in Quebec, who have been pioneering the research into how the gut microbiota metabolizes the polyphenols. Based on this knowledge that we have gathered, we decided that we can use this to better understand what the role of polyphenols can be as prebiotics. We are going to look at different sources and it will be a great opportunity to scan new raw materials from both the Amazonian and Nordic regions of Canada,” says Stephanie Pretesacque.