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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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The obtained fermentable sugars were successfully converted into bioplastic, bioethanol and biodiesel using appropriate microorganisms.
This study found the fermentable fiber insulin restored gut health and protected mice against metabolic syndrome induced by a high-fat diet by restoring gut microbiota levels, increasing the production of intestinal epithelial cells and restoring expression of the protein interleukin-22 (IL-22), which prevented gut microbiota from invading epithelial cells.
It needs to reduce lignin content to enhance the enzymatic accessibility and digestibility to produce a fermentable sugar glucose and to enhance ethanol production yield using an ethanologenic strain [5].
FODMAP is an acronym for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols, which the company says classifies specific types of short-chain carbohydrates that can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine.
FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccha-rides and Polyols) are short chain carbohydrates--sugars--that are harder for certain people to digest.
SPINACH AND RICE TORTE SERVES 4-6 RICE is a good source of energy and is low in fermentable carbs an ideal grain to use as a basis for meals if you have a sensitive gut.
FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) are sugars that may not be digested or absorbed well by the body.
Recent evidence has suggested that a diet with reduced content of fermentable short chain carbohydrates (fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharides and polyols, FODMAPs) is effective in reducing symptom severity in IBS patients; however, no randomised controlled trial has demonstrated that the low FODMAP diet is superior to traditional dietetic practice for IBS management.
Advising patients with irritable bowel syndrome to cut their intake of fermentable short-chain carbohydrates improved GI symptoms as much as "traditional" recommendations to reduce meal size, gas-producing foods, insoluble fiber, fat, and caffeine, investigators reported in a randomized, multicenter, single-blinded study that appears in the November issue of Gastroenterology.
8 BREAD contains poorly absorbed fermentable carbohydrates (fructans), which may be a problem if you eat a lot.
Thirty Australian patients (mean age, 41 years) with irritable bowel syndrome were randomly assigned to consume a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs; less than 0.5 g per meal) or a typical Australian diet for 3 weeks.