Starch is the major component of cereal grains and starchy foods, and changes in its biophysical and biochemical properties (e.g., amylose, amylopectin, pasting, gelatinization, viscosity) will have a direct effect on its end use properties (e.g bread, malt, polymers). Lactobacillus brevis and Debaromyces polymorphous earlier obtained from fermented sweet potato broth were used to ferment sweet potato and these starter cultures broke down the carbohydrate (starch) to produce alcohol, organic acid and carbondioixde (CO2). Studies on identified starter cultures of Lactobacillus brevis and Debaromyces polymorphous used in fermenting sweet potato a carbohydrate source produced alcohol, organic acid and carbondioixde (CO 2).
Oluwatosin Ajayi is a Research Scientist in the Biotechnology Department of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi,Nigeria for over six years. Her educational background is in Microbiology. She especially enjoys carrying out applied research using various techniques to meet industrial needs. Her journal articles are available online.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
sweet potato starch, Fermentation, FTIR, Gcms
SCIENCE / Biology