History of Fermentation

History of Fermentation

using fermentation to make bread rise and to produce alcoholic beverages

8000 B.C.

the Chinese used fermented soybean curd to treat skin infections

1000 B.C.

started to use fermented tea to treat a variety of illnesses

220 bc

Schwann's conclusion

1840

fermentation is the result of process occur in living things

the French chemist Louis Pasteur determined that fermentation is caused by yeast

1854

German chemist Eduard Buchner received the Nobel prize

1907

for showing that enzymes in yeast cells cause fermentation.

two other scientists determined exactly how enzymes cause fermentation

1927

Their names are Arthur Harden and Hans Euler-Chelpin.

the two scientists won the Nobel prize for their work.

1929

technology was developed to use fermentation to produce antibiotics.

1940