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ferment

 [fer´ment]
1. to undergo fermentation.
2. any substance that causes fermentation.

fer·ment

(fĕr-ment'),
1. To cause or to undergo fermentation.
2. An agent that causes fermentation.
[L. fermentum, leaven]

ferment

(fûr′mĕnt′)
n.
a. An agent, such as an enzyme, bacterium, or fungus, that brings about fermentation.
b. Fermentation.
v. (fər-mĕnt′) fer·mented, fer·menting, fer·ments
v.intr.
1. To undergo fermentation: cabbage that has fermented.
2. To develop in a turbulent or agitated way; seethe: an idea that was fermenting in his mind for months.
v.tr.
1. To cause to undergo fermentation: Yeasts ferment sugars.
2. To produce by or as if by fermentation: ferment the wine in oak barrels; hostility that was fermented by envy.
3. To make turbulent; excite or agitate: a fiery speech that fermented the crowd.

fer·ment′a·bil′i·ty n.
fer·ment′a·ble adj.

fer·ment

(fĕr-ment')
To cause or to undergo fermentation.
[L. fermentum, leaven]
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Fermented milk products have lower levels of lactose than milk, which makes them suitable for the consumption of people with a lactase deficiency.
CRUNCHY FERMENTED PICKLE RECIPE * Pickling jars and lids (I use 1 -liter glass canning jars) * Pickling salt, to taste * Unchlorinated water (let your water stand overnight, and the chlorine will evaporate), enough to cover the tops of the cucumbers in each jar * Small pickling-style cucumbers * Grape or oak leaves, 1 per jar * Spices of your choice (dill, parsley or lemon balm, mustard seeds, hot chiles, onion, garlic cloves, and so on), to taste 1.
Anti-oxidative activities of fermented soy milk: Soybean varieties were investigated for antioxidant activity including Diphenyl picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2-azinobis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonate (ABTS) assay.
Spirals give this fermented salad panache and character, but you don't have to own a spiralizer to enjoy the surprising flavors this recipe offers.
You can purchase fermented vegetables in grocery stores, but if you do, look for products that aren't full of salt or other preservatives.
The team's findings, which appear in the British Journal of Nutrition, indicate that men who consume fermented dairy have a lower risk of incident CHD than men who prefer non-fermented dairy products.
In this study, the pork was fermented with the Lactobacillus bulgaricus and the Angel Yeast, and some indexes were detected including pH value, free amino acids contents, protease activities of the fermented pork jerky, the non-fermented jerky, the remaining fermented medium, and the medium before fermentation.
[USA], Oct 31 ( ANI ): Eating plenty of fermented dairy products - including cheese, yoghurt, sour milk - could protect you against heart attacks, finds a new study.
According to a Radio Pakistan report, researchers at the Mauritius University suggest that green tea and fermented papaya are preventive means for diabetes and positively reduce the level of the reactive protein C and the uric acid.
Fermented food is essentially more broken down or 'predigested' by enzymes.
After evaporation, nitrite contents of the fermented natural extracts were measured in order to confirm the conversion nitrate to nitrite from these ingredients before preparation of pork sausage for applying pre-converted nitrite (fermented spinach extract: nitrite content = 5,012.18 ppm, pH = 5.21, L*-value = 53.10, a*-value = -0.21, b*-value = 6.96; fermented lettuce extract: nitrite content = 2,200.93 ppm, pH = 4.77, L*-value = 22.40, a*-value = -2.03, b*-value = 20.31; fermented celery extract: nitrite content = 201.35 ppm, pH = 4.31, L*-value = 15.21, a*-value = 4.19, b*-value = 19.66; fermented red beet extract: nitrite content = 729.28 ppm, pH = 4.65, L*-value = 10.13, a*-value = 8.24, b*-value = 13.52).
Kenkey with its special raw sauce and shito , is one of the major fermented foods commonly eaten in Ghana.