What is inside Swiss cheese holes?

nitrogen
carbon dioxide
water vapor
air
Carbon dioxide is produced by bacteria feeding on the lactic acid. In the Middle Ages, the holes were con­sid­ered a sign of im­per­fec­tion and cheese makers would try to avoid them.

Answers distribution

nitrogen
carbon dioxide
water vapor
air
answers
flagFinland
1%
97%
0%
1%
73
flagthe United Arab Emirates
1%
81%
7%
9%
55
flagItaly
3%
75%
3%
18%
97
flagGreece
4%
71%
6%
17%
45
flagthe Netherlands
5%
70%
2%
21%
148
flagNorway
7%
69%
2%
19%
71
flagGermany
3%
68%
2%
26%
470
flagthe United Kingdom
7%
65%
4%
22%
1092
flagFrance
3%
64%
3%
25%
101
flagPoland
7%
63%
3%
24%
32020
flagIndia
10%
63%
10%
14%
728
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
63%
2%
28%
146
flagPakistan
6%
61%
10%
19%
111
flagSweden
5%
58%
6%
29%
77
flagSpain
2%
58%
0%
36%
46
flagthe United States
11%
56%
6%
24%
1469
flagthe Philippines
12%
54%
9%
21%
111
flagCanada
10%
53%
7%
27%
99
flagUnknown
10%
48%
4%
36%
1544
flagAustralia
13%
46%
6%
28%
82

Gender

men61%
women60%
nitrogen
8%
9%
carbon dioxide
61%
60%
water vapor
3%
2%
air
26%
26%

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