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What are the two products of fermentation?
However, the primary fermentation products are organic acids, ethyl alcohol, and carbon dioxide. Commercially lactic acid and ethanol fermentations are considered to be the most important. Ethyl alcohol produced via the fermentation process of starch or sugar is the major source of liquid biofuels.
What is the purpose of fermentation?
The purpose of fermentation is to clear the pyruvate and to oxidize NADH to NAD+, which is used again in glycolysis with another glucose molecule.
What is the importance of fermentation?
Fermentation makes the foods easier to digest and the nutrients easier to assimilate. In effect, much of the work of digestion is done for you. Since it doesn't use heat, fermentation also retains enzymes, vitamins, and other nutrients that are usually destroyed by food processing.
What is the type of fermentation used by humans?
The type of fermentation that occurs in human muscle cells is lactic acid fermentation.