Ferment Anything: How To Master The Ferment

DIY Fermented Foods: A Fun and Easy Way to Boost Your Health

Here’s Our Beginner’s Guide To  The World Of Lacto-Fermentation

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Fermentation is an ancient and natural process of preserving and transforming food with the help of microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast. Fermented foods are not only delicious and nutritious, but also beneficial for your gut health and immunity.

Preserving foods is an essential component to living off-grid and/or being a homesteader. However, you don’t want to rely on canning alone as a food preservation method. When you ferment food it’s not only incredibly simple to do but boasts some truly amazing health benefits. 

I’ll show you how to ferment just about anything at home with some simple steps, equipment and some MUST KNOW tips to guarantee delicious success.

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The Health Benefits of Fermenting Foods

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I was a canner. Yup! I knew about fermentation but always thought it was too mysterious, difficult to pull off and knew nothing about the health benefits.

But… what the fermentation process does to food… is pure magic.

Benefits of Fermented Foods The Off Grid Cabin

So what exactly is lacto-fermentation and why is it so beneficial for us? 

Fermenting foods is a process that involves the breakdown of carbohydrates by microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast. These foods have a distinctive tart flavor and are highly rich in probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that can improve your gut health and immune system. Some examples you are probably familiar with are yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and miso. These foods may also have other health benefits, such as enhancing the absorption of nutrients, supporting weight loss, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and improving mood and skin health. What’s really great is that you only need a few forkfuls of these super foods once a day to gain all their health benefits. 

FUN FACT: The resulting state of a fermented food is actually HEALTHIER than in its original state!