Eating fermented foods can help boost the number of beneficial bacteria, or probiotics found in your gut. Try these Sauerkraut & Kimchi which are two fermented foods aiding gut health.
These can be purchased in our farm shop and from our online shop.
As quoted by Loving Foods “We’re good for you, we’re tasty, we’re organic – we’re fermented, naturally. Full of friendly, helpful bacteria and made right here in the UK – get some in your life”
What is Sauerkraut?
Just shredded cabbage and celtic sea salt that has been fermented, simple!
The result is a super tasty product which offers vitamins C and K, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and plenty of fibre.
It is easy to eat as well, just add to a salad, a smoothie, a sandwich, use as a condiment, or just eat a fork full … just add, do not cook.
What is Kimchi?
This classic kimchi is a popular Korean side dish which contains fermenting organic vegetables, spice and celtic sea salt. It too can be used as a side dish, again naturally cultured and packed with vitamins, enzymes and beneficial live bacteria, full of flavour and a crunch of goodness.
Have a read of this article https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-fermented-foods which looks at 8 fermented foods and drinks that have been shown to improve health and digestion, and of course sauerkraut and kimchi feature.
Sauerkraut is high in antioxidants, good amount of lutein and zeaxanthin that are important for eye health and reduce the risk of eye disease. The antioxidant content of sauerkraut may also have promising effects on cancer prevention. Kimchi has an extensive array of health benefits and studies have found it may be especially effective when it comes to lowering cholesterol and reducing insulin resistance. Insulin is responsible for transporting glucose from the blood to the tissues. When you sustain high levels of insulin for long periods, your body stops responding to it normally, resulting in high blood sugar and insulin resistance.
Not only does fermentation help enhance food preservation, but probiotics have been associated with a variety of health benefits, including improved digestion, better immunity, and even increased weight loss (1Trusted Source, 2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source).
Try making your own?
Lockdown at home … why not try making your own fermented foods with these simple tasty recipes:
Here is one for sauerkraut https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/sauerkraut
and one for kimchi https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/quick-kimchi
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