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How fermentation was discovered

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There are two legends about the origins of fermentation. The first is that the beer was "invented" or more faithfully, discovered, by unexpected. The second, that the wine it was also a incident. It's hard to believe that beer was just a mistake. The same goes for wine. It is possible that our ancestors watched the fruit juices transform when they were allowed to decompose and rot. Because you have to remember that even the most complex wine is still grape juice with alcohol. The magic comes from a famous but poorly known process, that of fermentation.

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Fermentation, a coincidence

The Fermentation was no accident. Wine and beer would not have been known without some conditions. The Yeast is also an essential element of fermentation, in the same way that sugar is necessary. Natural yeast was concentrated on the skin of grapes harvested by men of the Stone age. This natural yeast would not be used today, because it is known that it does not work very well. But the truth is that at the time, it was more than enough to carry out the fermentation process. A bunch of ripe grapes They are full of natural sugars and indigenous yeasts that live on the surface of the skin. As soon as the skin breaks, fermentation begins.

The origin of the fermentation

Why was the wine finding not an accident? The encounter of the grape seeds, which were found in Georgia. The seeds have been dated and it can be seen that they are more or less 7 thousand years old. What makes these nuggets incredible is profusion, agglomeration, but most of all their fornas. The seeds that have been gathered for cultivation differ from wild seeds in form and genetic information.

The fermentation process

All grapes from today grown are hermaphrodite grapes, that is, they have the particularities of both sexes. Why? Because the Stone Age men harvested female grapes. These same grapes, if left alone, make males and females. The females make the fruit, and the males pollinate. What happened was a typical natural selection story. To have more fruits, men chose more females, reducing the percentage of males. From there, only hermaphrodites began to survive. The grape that men chose is the one with the most sugar. And without sugar, you can't make wine.

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