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fermentation processes of food



Conversion of carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon dioxide. This process happens using bacteria or yeasts, or a combination of the two under anaerobic conditions. Food fermentation is also involved in the process of leavening bread and the process of producing lactic acid in foods such as dry sausages, sauerkraut, yogurt, pickles, and kimchi.

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Occasionally, the term fermentation may also include the chemical conversion of sugars into ethanol. This process is used to make beer, wine, and cider.

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