MIcroorganisms Associated With Starter Cultures Of Traditional Burukutu Liquor In Madakiya, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
The microorganisms present in the starter cultures of burukutu were investigated from 5 production sites at Madakiya village, Kaduna State, Nigeria. 15 microorganisms were isolated out of which Lactobacillus fermentum, Escherichia coli, Rhizopus stolonifer, Mucor pusilus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae were consistent in all the sites. The determined parameters were alcoholic contents 0.7 + 0 1.8 %, pH 3.5-5.3, Magnesium 110-115 ppm, Calcium 1.30-1.91ppm and Iron 9.1-11.7 ppm. The proximate analysis of the starter cultures showed that ash ranged from 4.7 to 5.6%, dry matter from 6.0 to 7.3% and crude protein 4.1 to 4.8 %.