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Fermentation VS Rotting. What's the difference ?

Fermentation VS Rotting. What's the difference ?

Fermentation :

Food fermentation is defined as it is a conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into alcohol or organic acid & carbon dioxide. 


Fermentation refers to the metabolic process by which normal glucose or organic molecules converted into the alcohol, acid or gases in absence of oxygen.


Fermentation is a controlled biological reaction by yeast which digests sugar & starch and outputs alcohol, carbon dioxide and vinegar.


Rotting is defined as it is uncontrolled process of decay caused by bacteria or fungal action.


Fermentation :

  • Increase the shelf life of food.
  • Fermentation is a biological reaction caused by yeast.
  • Fermentation is a controlled process with beneficial organisms.
  • Fermentation foods are a type of preservation of food that prevents spoilage from happening.

Rotting :

  • Rotting in fact kills the food.
  • Rot is decay caused by bacterial action and not yeast.
  • Rotting is all spoilage bacteria breaking down food.
  • Rotting is harmful to your health and should not be eaten.


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