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


fermentation is the result of process occur in living things

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


German chemist Eduard Buchner received the Nobel prize


for showing that enzymes in yeast cells cause fermentation.

two other scientists determined exactly how enzymes cause fermentation


Their names are Arthur Harden and Hans Euler-Chelpin.

the two scientists won the Nobel prize for their work.


technology was developed to use fermentation to produce antibiotics.