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Starter Cultures in Food Production

  • ID: 3945790
  • Book
  • 440 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Starter cultures have great significance in the food industry due to their vital role in the manufacture, flavour, and texture development of fermented foods. Once mainly used in the dairy industry, nowadays starter cultures are applied across a variety of food products, including meat, sourdough, vegetables, wine and fish. New data on the potential health benefits of these organisms has led to additional interest in starter bacteria.

Starter Cultures in Food Production details the most recent insights into starter cultures. Opening with a brief description of the current selection protocols and industrial production of starter cultures, the book then focuses on the innovative research aspects of starter cultures in food production. Case studies for the selection of new starter cultures for different food products (sourdough and cereal based foods, table olives and vegetables, dairy and meat products, fish and wine) are presented before chapters devoted to the role of lactic acid bacteria in alkaline fermentations and ethnic fermented foods.

This book will provide food producers, researchers and students with a tentative answer to the emerging issues of how to use starter cultures and how microorganisms could play a significant role in the complex process of food innovation.

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List of contributors vii

Preface xi

1 Lactic acid bacteria as starter cultures 1
Clelia Altieri, Emanuela Ciuffreda, Barbara Di Maggio and Milena Sinigaglia

2 Yeasts as starter cultures 16
Pietro Buzzini, Simone Di Mauro and Benedetta Turchetti

3 Fungal starters: An insight into the factors affecting the germination of conidia 50
Philippe Dantigny and Antonio Bevilacqua

4 Non starter bacteria functional cultures 64
Patricia Ruas Madiedo and Ana Rodríguez

5 Industrial production of starter cultures 79
Sanna Taskila

6 Safety evaluation of starter cultures 101
Pasquale Russo, Giuseppe Spano and Vittorio Capozzi

7 Management of waste from the food industry: A new focus on the concept of starter cultures 129
Daniela Campaniello, Salvatore Augello, Fabio de Stefano, Stefano Pignatiello and Maria Rosaria Corbo

8 A new frontier for starter cultures: Attenuation and modulation of metabolic and technological performance 148
Antonio Bevilacqua, Barbara Speranza, Mariangela Gallo and Maria Rosaria Corbo

9 The role of the pangenome concept in selecting new starter cultures 162
Antonio Bevilacqua, Francesca Fuccio, Maria Clara Iorio, Martina Loi and Milena Sinigaglia

10 Commercial starters or autochtonous strains? That is the question 174
Maria Rosaria Corbo, Angela Racioppo, Noemi Monacis and Barbara Speranza

11 Sourdough and cereal based foods: Traditional and innovative products 199
Luca Settanni

12 The role of starter cultures and spontaneous fermentation in traditional and innovative beer production 231
Antonietta Baiano and Leonardo Petruzzi

13 Wine microbiology 255
Patrizia Romano and Angela Capece

14 Starter cultures in vegetables with special emphasis on table olives 283
Francisco Noé Arroyo López, Antonio Garrido Fernández and Rufino Jiménez Díaz

15 New trends in dairy microbiology: Towards safe and healthy products 299
Ana Rodríguez, Beatriz Martínez, Pilar García, Patricia Ruas Madiedo and Borja Sánchez

16 Sausages and other fermented meat products 324
Renata E.F. Macedo, Fernando B. Luciano, Roniele P. Cordeiro and Chibuike C. Udenigwe

17 Fermentation of fish based products: A special focus on traditional Japanese products 355
Takashi Kuda

18 Traditional alkaline fermented foods: Selection of functional Bacillus starter cultures for soumbala production 370
Labia Irène I. Ouoba

19 Ethnic fermented foods 384
Marianne Perricone, Ersilia Arace, Giuseppe Calò and Milena Sinigaglia

Index 407

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Barbara Speranza
Antonio Bevilacqua
Maria Rosaria Corbo
Milena Sinigaglia
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