Lactobacillus brevis is a species of lactic acid bacteria, all of which are Gram-positive, rod shaped, non-spore forming organisms whose main metabolic pathway involves fermenting hexose sugars to produce lactic acid and CO2.
L. brevis has important application in biotechnology containing hop-resistant, a compound that causes beer spoilage.
Lactobacillus brevis is found in food such as sauerkraut and pickles.
L. brevis produces sugars and variety of organic acids, specifically acetic acid and ethanol. Lactobacillus brevis reduce monosodium glutamate (MGS) levels and MSG symptom complex in humans. Lactobacillus brevis decreases glucose levels in diabetic.
L. brevis showed a mildly beneficial effect on sleep in subjects with insomnia.
L. brevis is a type of lactic acid bacteria found in milk products and in some plants as they decompose.