ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Vibha D. Thummar1 and Vimal M. Ramani2
1Biotechnology Department, Junagadh Agriculture University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India.
2College of Dairy Science, Kamdhenu University, Amreli, Gujarat, India.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2016, 10 (1): 497-506
© The Author(s). 2016
Received: 10/10/2015 | Accepted: 06/01/2016 | Published: 31/03/2016
Abstract

Lactic acid bacteria, in the form of starter cultures are essential for many industrial processes in the dairy and food industry, and can enhance the overall quality of the fermented food products. In this regard, the identification and application of strains delivering industrially important compounds is a fascinating field. This paper will discuss recent application of lactic acid bacteria as source of vitamins, low calorie sweeteners, organic acids, aroma compounds and exopolysaccharides and also discuss how the proper selection of starter cultures can be useful in developing modern food products.

Keywords

Lactic acid bacteria, Vitamin B, Polyol, Exopolysaccharides, Organic acid.

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