Fermentation: understanding the process Expert knowledge

Finally clear: how microorganisms prepare pickles, wine or kimchi for us.

Microorganisms process organic substances (food) spontaneously or by inoculation, and change their consistency, smell and taste.

Thanks to scientific research and decades of experience, we can now control this process and influence the important parameters for the growth of "good" microorganisms:

  • Moisture,
  • Salt content,
  • Temperature,
  • Oxygen.

The four types of fermentation listed below can occur in nature individually, consecutively or even simultaneously. For reasons of simplification, we present these different processes separately.

Click your way through the four types of fermentation, which we will introduce to you step by step.