Fabulous facts about fermented foods
The incredible process discovered centuries ago by our ancestors
Kimchi and kombucha have become trendy in mainstream health food culture around the world, but fermentation is nothing new. Traditional food dating back centuries from every continent includes these tangy, long-lasting delicacies.
Fermenting fresh food was a smart way to preserve it in the days before fridges. This process brings with it a range of health-boosting benefits including better digestion and a stronger immune system. It's hard to say if our ancestors knew about these benefits or were just being thrifty, but there's a reason the practice of fermentation has continued in many cultures! Click through the following gallery to learn more about the fermentation process and its many perks.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age