Microbes in our food

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There are many microbes which are used in food processing and they are good for health

Some microbes which are used in food production

  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Leuconostoc citrovorum
  • Streptococcus lactis
  • Propionibacterium shermanii
  • Penicillium roqueforti
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Now, question is where all these are used

Streptococcus thermophilus and lactobacillus bulgaricus are used in production of yoghurt.

Streptococcus lactis and leuconostoc citrovorum are used in production of butter milk.

Propionibacterium shermanii is used in cheese & penicillium roqueforti provides specific flavour to cheese

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used in Baking Industry (Bread industries).

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