Distribution of Organic Acids in Traditional and Modified Fermented Foods

재래식과 개량식 발효식품의 유기산 분포

  • Published : 2003.12.01


The contents of organic acids in traditional and modified fermented foods were compared, and propionic acid produced during fermentation was investigated. Organic acids in traditional and modified soy sauces were lactic acid, acetic acid, citric acid, formic acid, succinic acid and oxalic acid while propionic acid was found in traditional soy sauces only. Similarly, lactic acid, acetic acid, citric acid, oxalic acid, formic acid, succinic acid and propionic acid were found in traditional and modified soy paste. The organic acids in traditional and modified kochujang were citric acid, acetic acid, formic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, oxalic acid and succinic acid while propionic acid was not found in modified kochujang. The major organic acid in persimmon and commercial (fermented) vinegars was acetic acid. Propionic acid was uniquely found in persimmon vinegars. Also, content of tannic acid in persimmon vinegars was 366.9 ∼ 909.8 mg%.


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