You might wonder “Why would anyone want to eat bacteria?” If you have ever had yogurt, kefir, or kimchee you’ve had fermented foods. Fermentation is a process by which bacteria chemically break down parts of the food. Then, you eat it.
Fermented foods are great for your health because they are believed to help support a healthy gut microbiome. There are billions of “good” bacteria living in our digestive tract helping us create vitamins, digest food, and prevent infection from viruses and bad bacteria.
Doing your own food fermentation can be easy, fun, and delicious. Start with everyone’s favorite – the pickle. While grocery store pickles get their flavor from vinegar, these pickles get their flavor from the bacteria’s handiwork.
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