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ferment

Chemistry
1. any agent or substance, such as a bacterium, mould, yeast, or enzyme, that causes fermentation
2. another word for fermentation

ferment

[¦fər¦ment]
(biochemistry)
An agent that can initiate fermentation and other metabolic processes.
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Research has been underway in several laboratories to determine how organic acids present in fermented and acidified vegetable products can be used to destroy acid-resistant food pathogens.
An ape in the town of Bossou in Guinea, west Africa, drinking fermented palm sap using a leafy tool |
And the team from the University of Maryland and the College of William & Mary in Virginia, USA, found those who ate the most fermented foods had fewer social anxiety symptoms.
Not many people know that fermented foods can also help regulate blood sugar by affecting the glycemic index (GI).
So with some trepidation I approached the more recent book Fermented Vegetables by wife and husband Kirsten K.
We love kombucha," Reckling said of the popular fermented tea drink made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast.
Only low-fat, fermented dairy products were associated with the fall in risk.
Those with the highest consumption of low-fat fermented dairy products, such as yoghurt with fruits, fromage frais and low-fat cottage cheese, were 24 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes over the 11 years, compared with non-consumers, the study found.
Scientists found that in fact higher consumption of low-fat fermented dairy products, which include all yogurt varieties and some low-fat cheeses, also reduced the relative risk of diabetes by 24 percent overall.
The process of making fermented tofu at home involves allowing unrefrigerated tofu to be exposed to bacteria in the air for a week or more so that it ferments.
Based on Company's Nutrilac[R] protein, a new process allows companies to use their acid whey to make value-added dairy products such as high protein fermented beverages, whey smoothies and fermented desserts.