Fermented and Cultured Foods

Have you tried eating foods which have been cultured, other than yogurt? There are many foods from different cultures which are preserved by using these methods, such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha tea, miso and many more.

Fermented foods are foods produced or preserved by the action of microorganisms. They can come about either by fermenting sugar with yeast and produce alcohol, or by another fermentation process involving the use of bacteria, such as lactobacillus, which includes the making of foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut.

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Yogurt Recipe

I've made this delicious creamy yoghurt recipe I have made for over twenty years. It was given to me by an elderly patient who had been making yoghurt for over forty years herself.  Delicious, fresh and simple to make, once...

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Have you ever tried sauerkraut? If you have only ever tried store-bought (canned) sauerkraut, then you definitely owe it to yourself to try some homemade sauerkraut. Most all of the ‘older’ people in Germany, Holland and many other countries including...

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Kimchi is sometimes spelled "kimchee", but I prefer the "chi" spelling because that is the spelling of the oriental word chi (gi, ki) that means "natural energy" or "vital force". Of the countless varieties of Kimchi that are made in...

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I first started to make Kombucha when I was a naturopathic student in the 1980’s. Kombucha certainly is no health fad, it has been used for thousands of years in China, having only recently become popular in the West the last...

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Kefir has been a staple diet in many civilizations around the world for generations. Because of the internet, it has become extremely popular, much like all cultured and fermented foods. Kefir is high in minerals and probiotics, making it ideal...

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The Benefits Of Fermented And Cultured Foods

Have you tried to regularly eat foods which have been cultured, other than yogurt? There are many different types of foods from many different culture which are preserved in these methods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha tea, miso and many...

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