Media components and amino acid supplements influencing the production of fruity aroma by Geotrichum candidum

Influência da composição do meio de cultivo e da suplementação com aminoácidos na produção de aroma frutal por Geotrichum candidum

T. Pinotti P.M.B. Carvalho K.M.G. Garcia T.R. Silva Allen Norton Hagler S.G.F. Leite About the authors

The ability of Geotrichum candidum to produce fruity aroma in food grade sucrose, molasses, corn steep liquor and peptone based culture media was tested by sensory evaluation and analyzed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry. A strong and sweet fruity aroma was produced from molasses, with peptone or corn steep liquor stimulating aroma production. Molasses with peptone supplemented with leucine, valine, or alanine yielded better fruity aroma production and the presence of many esters was consistent with the fruity aroma production.

Geotrichum candidum; aroma; corn steep liquor; molasses; amino acids


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