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Fermentools Blog

  • The Benefits of Sourdough

    At Fermentools, we take our sourdough seriously. That is why we have posts on safe starters, how to make your own starter, and many recipes. This one will cover the benefits of eating sourdough bread.
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  • Probiotic Red Horseradish Sauce for Passover and Easter

    Fermentools is all about getting healthy bacteria into our guts any way we can. The probiotic red horseradish sauce is one way to sneak them in. In fact, we have recipes for several lacto-fermented condiments that you may like. Try a few and let us know how you like them.
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  • Do you have to sterilize your fermenting jars?

    We live in a sterile age. The market is bombarded with bleach of every scent, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers, and more. There is no doubt we are a germophobic culture. But studies show that children exposed to the outdoors, farm animals, and other less-than-sanitary conditions have fewer environmental allergies and incidences of asthma than children that grow up in a more sterile environment. But what about our food? How clean do we have to be in our food preparation, especially when it comes to fermentation?
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  • Does Fermentation Increase the Nutritional Value of Food?

    Many years ago, I read a study from Stanford University about the depletion of nutrients in our soils which results in a depletion of nutrients in our food. At that point in time, I started taking supplements daily. Fortunately, because fermentation increases the nutritional value of food, there is a less-expensive way to improve your nutrition.
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  • Ways to Enjoy Fermented Bell Peppers

    The old nursery rhyme says, "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers." As we know, peppers don't grow already pickled. But to pickle, or ferment them, is too easy to pass up. Read on for Abigail's delicious recipe for fermented bell peppers.
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  • Do Fermented Foods Help You Lose Weight?

    A modern concern we all seem to have is maintaining a healthy weight. Our ancestors somehow lived without obesity but for some reason, it plagues us even with our modern conveniences and inventions. What gives? One possibility is that the way our ancestors ate was very different than the way we eat today—specifically, the inclusion of fermented foods at many meals.
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  • 4 Tips for Fermenting Fruit Successfully

    One of my first attempts at fermenting foods was a salad that included fruit—diced apples and oranges with cranberries. It sounded delicious. It tasted like it could make me drunk. I had no idea what went wrong.Since then, I've learned quite a bit about fermenting fruit. Keep reading for my four best tips for fermenting fruit successfully.
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  • An Amazing Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut in a Jar Recipe

    I love sauerkraut and never tire of the basic cabbage-only recipe. But at Fermentools, we like to recommend variety to entice reluctant eaters to try fermented foods. If you have a reluctant eater or are one, try this amazing beet and cabbage sauerkraut recipe. The sweet of the beets gives it the flavor you might be looking for.
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  • How to Ferment Garlic

     Garlic has a plethora of health benefits. But when you consider the probiotics created during the fermentation process, fermented garlic is the powerhouse of foods. Read on to see how easy it is to ferment garlic for yourself, at home
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  • 6 Delicious Ways to Use Fermented Fruit

    Newbies may feel enthusiastic about the health benefits of fermentation, but hesitant about how to consume the end product. Depending on what you’re trying to ferment, the answer may be simple—or perplexing. Join us here as Abigail shares delicious tips for consuming the most perplexing of all—fermented fruits.
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