Jeong-Sook Seo, E. Man, Taik-Soo Lee
Journal of The Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition
The mashes of soybean paste were preparea using the conventional meju fermented naturally by wild microoganisms or the new types of meju fermented by pure cultures of Aspergillus oryzae, Bacillus natto and B. subtilis to elucidate changes during the aging period. The results obtained are as follows ; The soybean paste made with conventional meiu and Asp. oryzae meju showed higher content of amino nitrogen than those of B, natto and B. subtilis meju. Soybean paste made with conventional meju contained a little more content of total and reducing sugars than other soybean pastes. ph during aging period was higher than 5.0 for the Asp. oryzae paste while less than 4.5 for B. subtilis paste. Aspartic acid. threonine, serine, glutamic acid, glycine, alanine, cystine, valine, methionne, leucine and histidine for Asp. oryzae paste ; tyrosine, arginine and proline for conventional meju paste; and isoleucine and phenylalanine for B. subtilis paste were found to be peak amount 90 days after the preparation. The content of total free amino acid was high in the order of Asp. oryzae paste, conventional paste, B. natto paste and B. subtilis paste.