Fermentation and Bread Making
Location: Outside U.S.
Date: Summer 2013
During bread making, is there only the one process of fermentation occuring or do the processes of glycolosis and combustion occur?
Thanks for the question. Glycolysis does occur during the fermentation process. Glycolysis is necessary to produce ATP that the cell requires. Combustion can occur during breadmaking if some crumbs fall onto a hot surface (in the oven) and catch on fire. Combustion of natural gas (or wood) can be used to heat the oven. Otherwise, combustion does not occur in breadmaking.
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