Q. 15

Why is ‘starter’

Answer :

• A small amount of curd added to the fresh milk as 'starter' or inoculum contains millions oflactic acid bacteria (LAB), which multiply at a favorable temperature and convert milk to curd.


• It also improves it`snutritional quality by increasing vitamin B12


Explanation:


• Microorganisms such as lactobacillus and other commonly called lactic acid bacteria (LAB) grow in milk and convert it to curd.


• The LAB produces acid that coagulates and partially digest the milk proteins during growth.


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