Health Benefits of Nissin Pirukuru 400 Probiotic Drink
Recently, the Yahoo news (that the demand for Nissin Pirukuru 400 drinks is increasing rapidly) caught my attention and made me want to try it.
The article says Pirukuru 400 Light (65 ml×10) and Pirukuru 400 Fe (65 ml×10) will suspend their sales because of short supply, but I could buy the regular variety at a nearby supermarket.
Pirukuru 400 from Nissin York
For the unfamiliar, Pirukuru (ピルクル) is a lactic acid beverage first introduced by Nissin York (日清ヨーク) in 1993 with over 15 billion Lactobacillus paracasei NY1301 bacteria (which reach the intestines alive) in it.
The maker renewed the product in 2021, increasing the number of Lactobacillus paracasei NY1301 bacteria to over 40 billion, and changed its name to Pirukuru 400, maybe influenced by Yakult 1000.
Taking the probiotic drink brings you health benefits such as an increase in bowel movements and good bacteria and the reduction of ammonia that causes the odor of feces, leading to the improvement of the intestinal environment.
Every Pirukuru 400 drink contains over 40 billion Lactobacillus paracasei NY1301 bacteria per 65 ml, and the maker recommends that amount a day, which also applies to the carton version, according to Wikipedia.
Nissin Pirukuru 400 has an easy-to-drink taste similar to Yakult. It is tasty with a light flavor compared to Yakult 1000.
Sugar, High fructose corn syrup, Skim milk powder, Flavoring (Partially including Milk component)
|– Sugar||9.8 g|
|– Dietary fiber||0 g|
|Salt Equivalents||0 – 0.1 g|