Microorganisms

A culture (starter) is a controlled bacterial population that is added to milk or milk products to produce acid and flavorful substances that characterize cultured milk products. Cultures may be a single strain of bacteria or a combination of cultures (mixed strain). Mixed strain cultures may be used to enhance the production of specific flavors or characteristics and, therefore, must be compatible and balanced. Some cultures will be antagonistic to each other while others will act in a symbiotic relationship.

The proper production of lactic acid is critical in fermented product manufacture. Lactic acid is not only re-

Table 1. Fermented Foods and Geographical Location of Production

Name

Type

Location

Bacteria

Acidophilus

Dairy

Europe, North America

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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