Bacterial Distribution of Kochujang

개량식 및 재래식 고추장의 세균 분포

  • Published : 1996.04.30

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the bacterial microflora of commercial and traditional Kochujang. Computer aided idetification systems were used to identify the bacteria in Kochujang. Seven genera such as Bacillus, Corynebacterium, Enterococcus, pasteurella, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus in commercial process and 10 genera such as Bacillus, Corynebacterium, Enterococcus, Flavimonas, Flavobacterium, Gemella, Pasteurella, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus in traditional process were identified. Distribution of genus Bacillus was $56{\sim}70%$ during fermentation in the commercial process and $38{\sim}50%$ in the traditional process. B. lichenoformis strains identified in this study were classified into three types by their physiological characteristics.

Keywords

Kochujang;computer aided identification;bacterial flora;Bacillus spp.