Fermentation is a time-honoured technique that gives taste and sustenance to food. But it also offers a host of health benefits.
Fermented food products, of course, go far beyond these faddish "rediscoveries". Nutritionists now agree that the bacteria in it improve gut activity.
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Fermentation preserves food because the organisms that are being cultivated, do not allow the growth of other bacteria that would otherwise spoil the food.
A Japanese hotel was flagged after they served a 'fermented' orange drink that employees stirred with their own bacteria-laden hands.
Fermented foods are part of Hayley's daily routine. She drinks a couple of glasses of homemade kombucha - a bacteria-laced apple cider vinegar - as a snack.
It is best advised to create kefir at home. Unpasteurized or pasteurized nonhomogenised milk would be your best bet.
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A latest study says that people who have a relatively higher intake of fermented soy products are at a reduced risk of dying from various causes.
Kombucha is a fermented, fizzy, sweet, and sour tea that has been consumed for thousands of years.