Thursday, December 6, 2012

What are Fermented Foods and Why are They Good For You?

I have always been a lover of pickles and sauerkraut (I am a polish girl, after all) and have been hearing recently how we should be trying to incorporate more fermented foods into our diets for optimal gut health. Besides being an avid canner of pickled veggies, I wanted to try fermenting some cucumbers without my water bath canner to get the maximum health benefits. I used distilled water versus filered because I am hoping to ward off any mold that might form on the top. I know it's harmless, but yuck.

Fresh Tart Steph Recipe for Fermented Cucmber Pickles

 Now I just leave them on the counter and we'll test them in a few days!  I like my pickles pretty sour, so we'll see how long it takes!

The Family Homestead on Fermented Foods-

What Is Kefir?

Cultural Rehabilitation: The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods


Fermented Foods and Gut Health

  How pretty is this??

The History of Fermented Foods

 Make Water Kefir At Home

Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on Fermented Foods

Kimchi--Cultured Vegetables From South-East Asia

Fermented Foods For Health

Kombucha Tea

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