Whether you are a big business operating in the global market, or an individual making some kimchi or bread at home, the fermentation development process is an important one in the endeavors of your near future. As with anything, when conducting a fermentation process, one must follow dos and don’ts to avoid mishaps.
Few points an individual needs to keep in mind while making something using the fermentation process are
Introducing any kind of bacteria other than the enzyme being used in the process can let your process be compromised. Another part of cleanliness comes when handling the products, wash hands with a natural soap limiting the introduction of unwanted chemicals to your project. Using it on your containers and utensils can harm the enzymes being used in the process, giving you undesired results. At the end of the day, eating fermented food is a beneficial process for the digestive and immune system as it introduces good bacteria in our body.
However, following the above-mentioned steps is crucial while carrying out the fermentation process.
Water quality: water contains several minerals and enzymes that can hinder the results of your process. It is therefore essential to make sure you are using filtered or purified water when fermenting.
Organic products: making the use of organic chemical-free products will ensure the best results from the process as the enzymes will react better with naturally existing products rather than chemical-based man-made ones. This holds especially with the sugar and sugar sources such as honey being used in the process.
Avoid the use of chlorine: chlorine kills bacteria. Using it on your containers and utensils can harm the enzymes being used in the process, giving you undesired results.