New bean treatment shown to produce fruitier, flowerier dark chocolate

While many people might say that chocolate couldn’t possibly be improved, such may not be the case. According to a recent study, a new cocoa bean treatment results in “fruitier, more flowery-tasting” dark chocolate.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags… Continue reading New bean treatment shown to produce fruitier, flowerier dark chocolate

Ancient poop study reveals a 2,700 year-old diet of beer and blue cheese

Researchers studying exceptionally well-preserved feces found in Iron Age salt mines have discovered the presence of fungi used in food fermentation. The findings indicate the miners were feasting on blue cheese and beer around 2,700 years ago.Continue… Continue reading Ancient poop study reveals a 2,700 year-old diet of beer and blue cheese

Fermenting Yogurt With The Help Of Hardware

Fermentation is a natural process that has been exploited by humanity for millennia. Behind such favorites as cheese and beer, it takes just the right conditions to get the desired results. To aid in this process, and to explore the crafts of their ancestors, [Victoria] and [Petar] created an electronic …read more

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Fruit waste used to harvest polymer from seafood waste

Found in crustacean shells, chitin is a natural polymer that has many uses once processed. Now, scientists have developed a fruit waste-based fermentation process for getting it out of those shells – and the technique results in better-quality chitin, … Continue reading Fruit waste used to harvest polymer from seafood waste

Unique bladder-brewery condition causes woman to pee alcohol

Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh are reporting a bizarre case of a woman who urinates alcohol. The medical mystery confounded scientists when the woman showed none of the other regular signs of excessive alcohol consumption, leading them to conc… Continue reading Unique bladder-brewery condition causes woman to pee alcohol

Engineering Your Way to Better Sourdough (and Other Fermented Goods)

Trent Fehl is an engineer who has worked for such illustrious outfits as SpaceX and Waymo. When he got into baking, he brought those engineering skills home to solve a classic problem in the kitchen: keeping a sourdough starter within the ideal, somewhat oppressive range of acceptable temperatures needed for …read more

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Fascinating study uncovers how we evolved to benefit from eating fermented food

For thousand of years humans have been using fermentation as a way of preserving foods and engendering good gut health. A fascinating new study from scientists at the University of Leipzig has discovered that a specific immune function recept… Continue reading Fascinating study uncovers how we evolved to benefit from eating fermented food

Solar-Powered IoT Sensor Saves Wine Batch From Overheating

Making wine isn’t just about following a recipe, it’s a chemical process that needs to be monitored and managed for best results. The larger the batch, the more painful it is to have something go wrong. This means that the stakes are high for small vineyards such as the family one [Mare] works with, which have insufficient resources to afford high-end equipment yet have the same needs as larger winemakers. The most useful thing to monitor is the temperature profile of the fermentation process, and [Mare] created an exceptional IoT system to do that using LoRa wireless and solar power. …read more

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