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Starch Fermentation

Starch that resists digestion in the small intestine is broken down by bacteria in the colon. This process is called bacterial fermentation. Short chain fatty acids and gases are end products of the starch fermentation. The main short chain fatty acids produced are acetate, propionate and butyrate.

This video was created by Armando Faigl in collaboration with CSIRO and is hosted on his Youtube channel.