Isolation of Higher Alcohol-Producing Yeast as the Flavor Components and Determination of Optimal Culture Conditions

  • Published : 2005.10.31


Ten yeast strains affecting doenjang flavor were isolated from soybean fermented foods (traditional meju and doenjang), among which Zygosaccharomyces sp. Y-2-5, showing excellent growth, glucose consumption, pH, and flavor production, was selected. Higher alcohols produced by Zygosaccharomyces sp. Y-2-5 related to flavor were 2-propanol, 1-propanol, 2-methyl-1-propanol, 1-butanol, and 3.3-dimethyl-2-butanol. Optimal culture conditions for Zygosaccharomyces sp. Y-2-5 were 10% (w/v) NaCl, pH 4.0, 3.0% (w/v) glucose concentration, and inoculation time day 0 or 15 doenjang fermentation.


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