How do you make Koji spores?
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Hereof, what are Koji spores?
Koji is a mold called Aspergillus oryzae. The mold releases enzymes that ferment the food by decomposing its carbohydrates and proteins and breaking them down into sugars and amino acids. The process is most commonly applied to rice but also can be used on barley, soybeans and other legumes.
One may also ask, is Koji safe to eat? Unlike other Aspergillus molds, which produce the carcinogen aflatoxin, Aspergillus oryzae is safe to use in food. To use koji, mold spores of the culture, known as koji-kin, are first used to inoculate cooked grains to grow the mold.
Additionally, what is Koji starter?
Koji is used in the production of brewing foods (soy sauce, miso, sake,etc.). koji starters is the spores of aspergillus oryzae used to produce such koji. There are two types of koji starters: granular and powdery. The former just dries rice on which the spores grow, and the latter gathers the spores only.
What temperature Koji die?
Pretty much every instruction says that Koji needs temperatures between roughly 28°C and 36°C (and they are right, of course). If the temperature is around 40°C the fungus starts producing spores earlier, which is not wanted almost all of the time). If the temperature is even higher the fungus will die.