When sourcing food to serve our guests, we pay particular attention to the quality of yoghurt offered at breakfast time. All yoghurts served here at Villa Magnolia have natural beneficial probiotics.
Yoghurt is a cultured or fermented milk product that is soured and thickened by adding specific lactic acid-producing cultures to milk. The basic cultures or probiotics used to make yoghurt are Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. Additional probiotics are often added. There’s a difference between the plain yoghurts and the fruit flavours you see on shelves, though. Many of these are loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. We look for options without artificial sweeteners like aspartame or added sugars like high fructose corn syrup or cane sugar. We also make sure there is less than 12 grams of sugar per container.
To combat allergens, dust mites and disinfect the bedrooms and soft furnishings at Villa Magnolia we use Probiotics. We purchase our probiotic products from *Bi-Safe.net (Chrisal) the founder of the company is from Holland, we had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago when he stayed here at Villa Magnolia for a week. Bi-Safe is a range of cleaning and care products for the body and household use which are based on probiotics (good bacteria)and contain no bactericidal chemicals. Disinfectants attack microbes makes them defend themselves and become aggressive and resistant. when this happens the disinfectant to not work anymore.
By using Bi-Safe the microbes (human unfriendly bacteria) are overwhelmed with population of good bacteria which causes them to stop multiplying. This is a natural phenomenon that occurs when a smaller population of bacteria and even animals, face an unequal struggle for resources, causing them to stop multiplying. There is not enough food for their offspring, and the population of microbes is reduced to a number which is no longer harmful to humans. The microbes are not directly attacked, because that is not necessary, since they spontaneously cease multiply. The probiotic bacteria control the environment and microbes become less aggressive.
*The University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy has decided after thorough testing to use only the industrial variant of Bi-Safe (also developed by Chrisal) for the entire hygiene of the hospital!