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Objective To determine if the type of sugar used in yeast fermentation affects fermentation rate.    Background Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a single-celled microorganism used in the production of bread and alcoholic beverages. It is a facultative anaerobe that ferments sugars to make carbon dioxide and ethanol. Facultative means that it can grow whether oxygen […]

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The last few years have seen a boom in functional foods, including functional carbohydrates. You may have heard “functional” and wondered what it meant, as many foods on the market are now labeled with this term. Read on to learn more about functional carbs and why you should consider adding them to your diet. What […]

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