Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fermented Foods

I came across an article in Delicious Living Mag that I wanted to share. It's about Fermented foods. Yes, they sound weird, but are actually good for you. Fermented foods are full of probiotics (friendly bacteria) and nutrients, which can improve your overall health. Here are some examples of fermented foods:

Kefir is a fermented-milk product similar to yogurt that filled with probiotics to help with digestion, and also contains calcium, protein, and potassium.

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish is made up of pickled vegetables such as cabbage and radishes and contains beneficial bacteria.

Kombucha is a drink made from blending a colony of bacteria and yeast with black tea and sugar and then allowing it to ferment, this tea is rich in enzymes, probiotics, and antioxidants!

Tempeh is fermented whole-soybean product that is rich in vitamin B12, fiber, and protein. The fermentation process makes tempeh’s iron more bioavailable and easier to digest. It is a great food for vegetarians and vegans to ensure they are getting adequate B12!

I love Kimchi, Kombucha (which I have seen back on the shelves! yay!) and Tempeh. They are both delicious and full of nutrients!

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