A Miracle in a Jar
Fermentation brings out amazing health benefits in vegetables. We call fermented vegetables a "miracle in a jar" for all the benefits we have experienced since we started using them.
When vegetables are in the fermentation process, bacteria break down the sugars in foods to create organic acids and carbon dioxide. This process also creates digestive enzymes, adds nutrients, and supports beneficial bacteria.
Your body needs adequate digestive enzymes to fully digest, absorb, and use nutrients in food. If you purchase fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut or kimchi, be sure they are raw and unpasteurized, as heat can deactivate the digestive enzymes.
Fermented foods are also filled with beneficial bacteria that support the good bacteria in the digestive system. Eating fermented foods can improve your digestive health, as well as your immune system. Did you know that around 80 percent of your immune system lies in your gut? So good gut health leads to good overall health.
How to Ferment Vegetables
It’s easy and inexpensive to ferment your own vegetables. Watch this video tutorial and try it for yourself. The benefits will amaze you!