- Volume 6 Issue 2
This study was determined changes of components of sweet and astringent persimmon vinegars by two stages fermentation. Free sugars of persimmon juices before alcohol fermentation were mainly composed of glucose, fructose and sucrose. The content of glucose, fructose and sucrose of sweet persimmon juice was 6.60, 6.12 and 1.74%, respectively, and those of astringent persimmon was 5.63, 5.21, 0.62%, respectively. The contents of free sugar decreased continuously during fermentation. Major organic acids of persimmon juices were acetic, galacturonic, malic, citric and ascorbic acid. Alcohols of persimmon juices was detected methanol, ethanol, iso-propylalcohol, n-propylalcohol and iso-butylalcohol at the initial fermentation. The contents of alcohols increased continuously up to 4days of fermentation but their contents except ethanol decreased slightly at 5th day of fermentation. Contents of free amino acid were higher in sweet persimmon than those in astringent persimmon. Volatile components increased during acetic acid fermentation.