Are Fermented Foods Good For You?
Fermented foods are staples in a range of diets and cuisines around the world, and the practice of fermenting is centuries old. So are there health benefits to eating fermented food? Find out everything you need to know.
What is fermented food?
Fermenting food has been a common way of preparing food for centuries to preserve without the need to keep things cold. Fermentation in food is when microorganisms convert sugar and starch in food into alcohol and acids. This creates quite strong, sour flavours.
Is there any nutritional benefit to eating fermented food?
A lot of fermented foods do have a number of health benefits. Fermented foods produce probiotic bacteria which is good for the gut and helps aid digestion. They also help the gut to properly absorb key nutrients and are important to maintaining a healthy immune system.
Are fermented foods good for you?
Fermented foods are great to incorporate into your diet, as these foods are often rich in vitamins and minerals and are also great at helping your digestive system stay healthy. Try our kimchi recipe or sauerkraut recipe for vegan fermented foods you can easily incorporate into your diet!
Let us know if you have any other health-based questions in the comments below!
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.