This post is sponsored by Kraut Source, who kindly sent me a home fermentation kit to test out and review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Let me introduce you to my newest obsession — fermented vegetables. I am totally fascinated by the process of fermentation. The fact that bacteria can be used to preserve a food, and those bacteria are actually good for you is totally the craziest concept, and the coolest ever kitchen-science experiment.
When most of us think of fermented foods, we think beer, wine or yogurt – OK, well, at least I do. But there’s so much more out there – kimchi, kombucha, and even sauerkraut are all fermented foods, and it turns out that pretty much any vegetable can be fermented. The process of fermentation produces those gut-healthy bacteria known as probiotics. Yes, they really can help your GI system run a little smoother, but did you know probiotics can also boost your immune system, help your insulin to work better, and they may even be helpful for weight loss? I kid you not! Continue Reading..