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List of fermented foods

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**Fermented Foods by Region:**
– **East and Southeast Asia:**
– Fish sauce
– Ganjang (Korean soy sauce)
– Gochujang (Korean spicy condiment)
– Kimchi (Korean fermented cabbage)
– Natto (Japanese fermented soybeans)
– **Europe:**
– Sauerkraut
– Smântână (Central and Eastern European sour cream)
– Vinegar
– Worcestershire sauce
– **Africa:**
– Amasi (South African fermented milk)
– Iru (Nigerian fermented locust beans)
– Mursik (Kenyan fermented milk)
– Ogiri (West African fermented oil seeds)
– Sumbala (West African fermented seed condiment)
– **Middle East:**
– Murri (Middle Eastern fermented barley condiment)
– Sour cream
– **Americas:**
– Cocoa
– Poi (Polynesian staple paste)
– Vinegar
– Pickles

**Fermented Dairy Products:**
– Amasi
– Crème fraîche
– Matzoon
– Sour cream
– Viili
– Yogurt
– Strained yogurt

**Fermented Grains and Grain-Based Foods:**
– Appam (South Indian fermented rice pancake)
– Bánh cuốn (Vietnamese fermented rice batter)
– Balao-balao (Filipino fermented shrimp and rice dish)
– Brem (Indonesian fermented rice food)
– Chakuli pitha (Indian fermented rice pancake)

**Historical Fermented Foods:**
– Douzhi (Beijing fermented mung bean dish)
– Garum (Ancient Roman fish sauce)
– Kenkey (Ghanaian fermented maize dumpling)
– Ogi (Nigerian fermented cereal pudding)
– Sowans (Scottish fermented oat porridge)

**Fermented Beverages:**
– Kefir
– Kvass
– Pulque
Tequila and Mezcal

This is a list of fermented foods, which are foods produced or preserved by the action of microorganisms. In this context, fermentation typically refers to the fermentation of sugar to alcohol using yeast, but other fermentation processes involve the use of bacteria such as lactobacillus, including the making of foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut. Many fermented foods are mass-produced using industrial fermentation processes. The science of fermentation is known as zymology.

Tibicos water crystals made with Muscovado

Many pickled or soured foods are fermented as part of the pickling or souring process, but many are simply processed with brine, vinegar, or another acid such as lemon juice.

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