I'm making sauerkraut today. Store bought version is often pasteurized, which means that all the good bacteria is gone! Homemade sauerkraut is very easy to make and should be ready within 5-10 days, depending on how warm it is in your house and how sour you want it to taste.
So what are the benefits of eating FERMENTED FOODS?
Some of the beneficial effect of lactic acid bacteria, normally found in fermented foods, include:
Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lacto-fermentation and therefore can help populate the digestive tract with friendly bacteria. Fermented vegetables make a delicious and healthy addition to the diet, and we all should aim to consume these on a regular basis. The best is to ferment your own vegetables, as they are raw, rich in beneficial enzymes and traditionally thought to be alkalising. The shop-bought versions are pasteurised, meaning that the good bacteria have been de...