June 15th, 2010
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ferment, fermentation
Category: Technique
Definition: Fermentation is a process by which carbohydrates are converted into alcohol or lactic acid, a preservative. In foods, it takes place with the addition of yeasts or bacteria to the base food. Fermentation is the critical step in the making of alcholic beverages or the pickling of food

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