Yes, FFF was on the radio! They allowed me to talk about myself and my blog for over half an hour and it felt awesome, of course. Continue reading Fermented Food Freak on the Radio
I had been very reluctant to make Fermented Tomatoes because it seems impossible to me to buy proper tomatoes in Ireland. They cannot be nice and juicy in such a cold country, can they? Continue reading Fermented Tomatoes
Simply speaking, Water Kefir is sugared water fermented by so-called Water Kefir grains. Some people are put off by the presence of sugar, but a
properly brewed drink contains only traces of it; during the fermentation, the sugar is converted to lactic acid, carbon dioxide and other, rather harmless, substances. Continue reading What is Water Kefir?
Ireland is a land of many treasures, most of which are smartly monetised in the form of products pushed on American tourists. At the same time, some truly fabulous things are treated with a deep contempt and not valued at all. One of them is Irish Buttermilk. Continue reading Buttermilk – The Irish Treasure
Any food made by fermentation can be called Fermented Food. However, not all fermented foods are probiotic. Continue reading Are All Fermented Foods Probiotic?
Besides supplements, lacto-fermented foods are the only source of live beneficial bacteria in the human diet. Eating these products supports the functions the good gut flora performs in our bodies. Continue reading Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
Lactobacilli and other lacto-bacteria (e.g. Bifidobacteria) that perform lacto-fermentation and make lacto-fermented food, live also in the urinary, digestive and genital tracts of humans. They constitute so-called good flora and are believed to be in constant competition with bad flora. Continue reading What Is the Gut Flora?
Fermentation is a metabolic process that releases energy from carbohydrates without the use of oxygen. It occurs in yeast and bacteria, but also in oxygen-starved muscle cells. Continue reading What Is Fermentation?