Classification of fermented foods: worldwide review of household fermentation techniques

Auteur(s) :
Date :
Oct, 1997
Source(s) :
FOOD CONTROL. #8:5-6 p311-317
Adresse :

Sommaire de l'article

Fermented foods are of great significance because they provide and preserve vast quantities of nutritious foods in a wide diversity of flavors, aromas and textures which enrich the human diet. Fermented foods have been with us since humans arrived on Earth. They will be with us far into the;Future as they are the source of alcoholic foods/beverages, vinegar; pickled vegetables, sausages, cheeses, yogurts, vegetable protein amino acid/peptide sauces and pastes with meat-like flavors, leavened and sour-dough breads. While the Western world cart afford to enrich its foods with synthetic vitamins, the developing world must rely upon biological enrichment for its vitamins and essential amino acids. The affluent Western world cans and freezes much of its foods but the developing world must rely upon fermentation and dehydration to preserve its foods at costs within the budgets of the average consumer All consumers today have a consider able portion of their nutritional needs met through fermented foods and beverages. This is likely to expand in the twenty-first century when world population reaches 8-12 billion.

Source : Pubmed