Applications of biotechnology to fermented foods report of an ad hoc Panel on the Applications of Biotechnology to Traditional Fermented Foods

In developing countries, traditional fermentation serves many purposes. It can improve the taste of an otherwise bland food, enhance the digestibility of a food that is difficult to assimilate, preserve food from degradation by noxious organisms, and increase nutritional value through the synthesis...

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Corporate Author: National Research Council (U.S.) Panel on the Applications of Biotechnology to Traditional Fermented Foods
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academies Press 1992, 1992
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In developing countries, traditional fermentation serves many purposes. It can improve the taste of an otherwise bland food, enhance the digestibility of a food that is difficult to assimilate, preserve food from degradation by noxious organisms, and increase nutritional value through the synthesis of essential amino acids and vitamins. Although "fermented food" has a vaguely distasteful ring, bread, wine, cheese, and yogurt are all familiar fermented foods. Less familiar are gari, ogi, idli, ugba, and other relatively unstudied but important foods in some African and Asian countries. This book reports on current research to improve the safety and nutrition of these foods through an elucidation of the microorganisms and mechanisms involved in their production. Also included are recommendations for needed research
Item Description:Title from PDF title page
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 PDF file (vii, 199 pages)) illustrations
ISBN:0309046858