Lemon juice is a natural fruit-based acid.
Lemon juice is a natural fruit-based acid.

Souring is a food preparation technique that causes a physical and chemical change in food by exposing it to an acid. This acid can be added explicitly (e.g., vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, etc.), or can be produced within the food itself by a microbe, such as Lactobacillus.

Souring is similar to pickling or fermentation, but souring typically occurs in minutes or hours, while pickling and fermentation can take a much longer amount of time.

Examples

Turkish yoghurt
Turkish yoghurt

Dairy products produced by souring include: Clabber, Cheese, Crème fraîche, Cultured buttermilk, Curd, Filmjölk, Kefir, Paneer, Smetana, Soured milk, Sour cream, and Yogurt.

Grain products include: Idli, Sourdough, and Sour mash.

Others foods produced by souring include: Ceviche, Kinilaw, and Key lime pie.[1]

See also

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