Why Should I Ferment
Why Should I Ferment?
Before we had the technology to keep food fresh with a refrigerator, we preserved food by pickling. In fact, fermenting food is the original food preservation method. But, why should we still go through the work of pickling?
With the right equipment, the process of fermenting is not time-consuming. Three simple steps and patience is all that is needed to pickle foods:
1. Mix salt and water
2. Submerge your food of choice
That’s it! The chemical process happens in the jar, preserving the food and creating a tasty, healthy alternative to canned or frozen vegetables.
Fermenting vegetables is the healthiest method of food preservation. Beneficial bacteria and yeast consumes the sugars in the vegetables, leaving behind a potent probiotic that, in many ways, is more nutritious than the original vegetable.
Have you ever come across an amazing deal on vegetables, or found that you save a significant amount of money buying in bulk? The only problem with this is the food usually spoils before you get the chance to eat it. Gardeners also know all too well the pain of throwing away a bountiful harvest because they couldn’t eat it. Now you can acquire as many veggies as you want through the summer, and have plenty stored up to last you all winter long!
Store bought fermented vegetables may look pickled; but if you’re not careful, you could end up purchasing food that is soaked in vinegar and deprived of all nutritional value. By preserving food on your own, you know the exact ingredients that have gone into the food you’re going to eat and the method that was used. For those with food allergies or sensitivities, fermenting is one of the best ways to know what you are eating.
For these reasons and more, fermenting is a great option for people of all ages, health, and interests. For more great ideas, check out our recipe and idea page and go to our blog. Then, compare all of the different options of our FermenTools products, and get ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor…not to mention vegetables, beverages, and more!
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