Effect of Different koji and Irradiation on the Quality of Traditional Kochujang

우수 균주접종과 감마선 조사에 따른 전통고추장의 품질 비교

  • Published : 1999.02.28

Abstract

Kochujang prepared by liquid and solid koji using isolated bacteria(Sunchang 1 and Park 2) showing excellent enzyme activities were gamma irradiated at $15{\pm}1.5\;kGy$ to investigate their qualities from the physicochemical, microbiological and enzymatic points of view during fermentaion at $25^{\circ}C$ for 90 days. The amino type nitrogen contents were $0.6{\sim}0.7%$ after 30 days of fermentation. Irradiation completly stopped gas production which is one of biggest problem of kochujang distribution. Enzyme activities were some different according to koji and irradiation treatment. Amino type nitrogen content as one the most important quality indice was higher in kochujang fermented by isolated bacteria (Park 2) than non inoculated traditional kochujang. But sensory quality was not significantly different.

Keywords

kochujang;koji;isolated bacteria;irradiation