Lactic Acid Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Food


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Bacteria like Lactobacillus produce what compound required for the production of sauerkraut, yogurt, and sourdough?

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1. Yeast are added to sourdough bread to

2. To make sauerkraut, you would use all of the following EXCEPT

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the process of using lactic acid fermentation in food. Topics you'll need to know about to pass the quiz include the bacteria Lactobacillus and the reason yeasts are added to foods such as bread.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The compound that the bacteria Lactobacillus produces
  • The primary reason yeasts are added to bread
  • The essential tools to make sauerkraut
  • What happens during lactic acid fermentation
  • The places where lactic acid bacteria can be found

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Lactobacillus and lactic acid
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on lactic acid fermentation uses in food
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the fermentation process and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of yeast

Additional Learning

To learn more about the foods that can be produced from lactic acid fermentation and how it works, review the corresponding lesson on Lactic Acid Fermentation Uses in Food. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the presence of bacteria in food
  • Know the features of lactic acid bacteria
  • Review the process of lactic acid fermentation
  • Explore common lactic acid foods, including sauerkraut, yogurt and sourdough bread