Frequently Asked Questions
Why are fermented foods important?
Fermented foods of all kinds are some of the oldest known health foods on the planet. Common known health benefits include a stronger immune system, reduction of inflammation in the body, aids in circulation, strengthens bones, and reduces cholesterol, and ultimately boosts digestion. About 70 percent of the immune system depends on gut flora health and populations. Beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods allow for proper absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from daily consumption of foods. They also increase bioavailability of nutrients and vitamins in the fruits, vegetables, herbs, roots, and spices that are fermented. Fermented foods help consumers get more medicine out of their food and supplements they regularly consume.
What do you put sauerkraut/kimchi on?
Everything and Nothing! Once you enter the magical world of fermented foods, you will find yourself effortlessly incorporating krauts and kimchi into any and all meals; and enjoying them straight from the jar. Everything from salads to soups, to steaks, to smoothies; these foods add that extra pizzaz to every meal. To keep the probiotics alive and active please do not heat over 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
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How long do fermented foods last once opened?
All will last indefinitely when refrigerated as they have been fermented to a pH of 3.4, but are best to consume within 2 months of purchasing. Krauts and Kimchi will taste the freshest and best when pushed under brine after each use, and consumed within 2 months from opening. For longer lasting fresh flavor, a recommendation is to pack ferment into a smaller vessel and fill it so there is absence of oxygen and store for several months if needed.
Why are fresh-packed ferments important?
To maintain vibrancy, pro-biotic potency, color, and extend the quality taste of the ferments for the consumer.
Why is fermenting in glass important?
Glass vessels used for fermenting foods and tonics do not leach harmful compounds. When fermenting foods into acidic solutions of 3.4 pH, we believe that this will have an effect on the vessel and the ferment. Glass creates a pure environment for fermentation to take place. We believe health foods should be made in healthy ways.
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