Int J Food Microbiol 2013 Oct 29;167(2):170-6. Epub 2013 Sep 29.
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat-Yai, 90112, Thailand.
The aim was to produce Nham that was enriched with γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA); therefore two GABA producing lactic acid bacteria (Pediococcus pentosaceus HN8 and Lactobacillus namurensis NH2) were used as starter cultures. By using the central composite design (CCD) we showed that addition of 0.5% monosodium glutamate (MSG) together with an inoculum size of roughly 6logCFU/g of each of the two strains produced a maximal amounts of GABA (4051 mg/kg) in the 'GABA Nham' product. Read More