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Honduras(Early1800Late20thc.

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Chicha(Yeast)
AbrahamRamirez

ChichaisatraditionalbeveragemadeinHonduras.ChichawasbroughttotheU.Sinthe
twentiethcenturywhenHonduransfledfromHondurasbecauseofrebelliousriots,civil
wars,exile,unstablegovernment,drugs,gangs,andbloodycoups.Over300,000
HonduranshaveimmigratedtotheUnitedStatesfrom2000to2008,duetogreat
depressingeconomicproblems.Alonghistoryofpoliticalchangeandpolitical
corruptionhascontinuouslypushedHonduranimmigrantstotheU.Sinhopeofabetter
life.

ChichaisanAlcoholicfermentation.Fermentationisametabolicprocessofan
microorganismconvertingcarbohydrates(sugars)togasesoracids.Chichaisacatabolic
processknownasAlcoholicFermentation.Theconductorofthisprocess;Thestarter.Is
amicroorganismknownasyeast.Yeastbreaksdownglucoseconvertingittoethanol
givingitthebitterytaste.Releasingcarbondioxideasawasteproductcausingthe
fizzinginChicha.

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