Lactic Acid Fermentation in Starfruit (Averrhoa Carambola) Juice By Lactobacillus Plantarum (Published)
Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola) is one of fruit that grow in Indonesia widely. People consume starfruit only by eat it directly and there is no other way to consume it despite eat it directly. It has many antioxidant that can be useful for human health. Probiotics are live microbial feed supplement that affects host by improve the balance of intestinal. Most of probiotics are lactic acid bacteria such as Lactobacillus plantarum. Probiotics can provide some health benefits such cholesterol reduction, enhanced function of gastrointestinal, lower the risk of colon cancer, and improved immune system.In this study, we successfully fermented a starfruit juice with lactic acid concentration 59025 ppm as yield 87,5%.