Table Olive Fermentation Using Starter Cultures with Multifunctional Potential
AbstractTable olives are one of the most popular plant-derived fermented products. Their enhanced nutritional value due to the presence of phenolic compounds and monounsaturated fatty acids makes olives an important food commodity of the Mediterranean diet. However, despite its economic significance, table olive fermentation is mainly craft-based and empirically driven by the autochthonous microbiota of the olives depending on various intrinsic and extrinsic factors, leading to a spontaneous process and a final product of variable quality. The use of microorganisms previously isolated from olive fermentations and studied for their probiotic potential and technological characteristics as starter cultures may contribute to the reduction of spoilage risk resulting in a controlled fermentation process. This review focuses on the importance of the development and implementation of multifunctional starter cultures related to olives with desirable probiotic and technological characteristics for possible application on table olive fermentation with the main purpose being the production of a health promoting and sensory improved functional food. View Full-Text
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Bonatsou, S.; Tassou, C.C.; Panagou, E.Z.; Nychas, G.-J.E. Table Olive Fermentation Using Starter Cultures with Multifunctional Potential. Microorganisms 2017, 5, 30.
Bonatsou S, Tassou CC, Panagou EZ, Nychas G-JE. Table Olive Fermentation Using Starter Cultures with Multifunctional Potential. Microorganisms. 2017; 5(2):30.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bonatsou, Stamatoula; Tassou, Chrysoula C.; Panagou, Efstathios Z.; Nychas, George-John E. 2017. "Table Olive Fermentation Using Starter Cultures with Multifunctional Potential." Microorganisms 5, no. 2: 30.
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