butyric fermentation


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butyric fermentation

the conversion of carbohydrates to butyric acid.

butyric fermentation

Formation of butyric acid from bacterial action on carbohydrates under anaerobic conditions.
See also: fermentation
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Sour bread -- This is due to lactic or butyric fermentation, caused by lack of cleanliness or too many bacteria in yeast which had a chance to grow by letting the bread stand too long after the yeast ceased to work.
Salt is added near the end of the mixing to check any lactic or butyric fermentations that may occur.