By: Julia, Jake, Arvin, and Aliyah
How does the process start?
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Reasons for food fermentation
Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves the food, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics.
Natural fermentation of foods has also been shown to preserve nutrients in food and break the food down to a more digestible form. This, along with the bevy of probiotics created during the fermentation process, could explain the link between consumption of fermented foods and improved digestion.
The continued process of fermentation. It never stops which is why outdoors grow mold.
This is why different cheeses have different levels of mold on them. For instance, blue cheese is near the end of the safe spectrum of eating moldy cheese.
The yeast found in bread continues to ferment once the bread has risen, causing mold to grow on the bread.