Table 5: Levels of short-chain fatty acids (µmol/L) in portal serum of rats fed diets containing blackcurrant, blackberry, and raspberry, with the same diets supplemented with L. plantarum HEAL19.

BlackcurrantBlackberryRaspberry
−HEAL19+HEAL19−HEAL19+HEAL19−HEAL19+HEAL19
MeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSEBerryProBerry × Pro

Acetic93154105083862658707782766734190.0071NSNS
Propionic69.56.374.811.959.86.860.29.555.17.554.44.6NSNSNS
Butyric54.64.649.18.252.18.448.09.448.16.848.74.5NSNSNS
Isobutyric10.30.811.31.812.40.612.00.911.21.510.70.4NSNSNS
Isovaleric8.90.69.91.911.10.812.11.411.62.09.90.6NSNSNS
Valeric4.40.54.71.54.80.74.81.34.00.73.90.7NSNSNS

Total1079631200.0101.010027610079195780862260.0161NSNS

Mean values with their SEM for seven rats per group.
1Groups fed blackcurrant were significantly higher than those fed raspberry.