Fermented Foods Questions
I'm looking to make some homemade fermented foods to get the benefits of the probiotics they produce. However, I was wondering if it would be possible to expand the range of beneficial bugs that grow in it. For instance, say I made some... (more)
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So, sauerkraut has, according to testing carried out by Dr. Mercola, a very high probiotic content (see links). My question is if these beneficial bacteria really survive to where they are supposed to go? I know that probiotic capsules such as... (more)
Most bacteria die in the stomach. But some make the trip, specially those imbedded in the kraut. More will make it if the eater has low stomach acidity. They then go on to populate the intestine under favorable conditions.
After almost four years paleo, I have narrowed down the main triggers to the main symptoms that were 70% eliminated with paleo but return from time to time. They consist of fatigue, bloating, brain fog, constipation, mood swings/low mood, low... (more)
I guess fermentation is a sort of non heat based form of cooking. Heat eliminates toxic antinutrients and so do bacteria, so would bacterial fermentation be enough to convert toxic raw beans into a digestable food?
Hi everyone. I'm new to sauerkraut and i'm looking for some time saving shortcuts for the preparation. Do you have to make a fresh batch everytime or can you just add fresh chopped cabbage to your existing culture and stir it in with added... (more)
I am looking for the best quality natto starter, does anyone have a clue what website sells them? I imagine a good quality starter would last indefinitely and never stop repopulating just like the difference between good quality milk kefir... (more)
I made a batch of sauerkraut using half of a giant green cabbage and about 2 tablespoons of salt. For the first week or so of fermentation, the brine covered the cabbage, but just barely. I actually forgot about the sauerkraut, so I didn't... (more)
I have been eating sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables daily for a while now, and feel like it has really been helping me heal, but I'm going to Hawaii for a week and am concerned about not being able to keep this up while I'm gone. I... (more)
What good are fermented foods if the only species they usually provide are lactobaccilli. Lactobaccilli species only provide relief from extreme conditions or diseases such as diarrhea, crohns, ibd, ibs. But do they really restore the gut... (more)
Is FCLO in fact actually rancid or toxic? (not due to vit. A content but due to the fermentation process) A calm analysis seems to show that FCLO recommendations come from subjective (though potentially valid in those cases) n=1 positive... (more)
I believe I have leaky gut syndrome and I've been trying to improve my gut health, namely by avoiding certain allergenic foods and taking probiotics. Often one is advised to also ingest Apple Cider Vinegar before every meal. My question... (more)
So we all know about kimchi, sauerkraut, etc. What are some other sources of good bacteria that we might not know so much about? I'm particularly interested in natto and koji, the bacteria used in miso. There's also shio-koji (literally... (more)
I accidentally left my bottle of Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil on the windowsill for about an hour. I'd say it was probably subjected to temps around 75 or 80 F. The bottle was about 1/4 full and the sun was shining on the top half of the... (more)
I recently stumbled on to this: http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/HEALING%20LIFESTYLE.htm He seems to advocate what is pretty much a Paleo diet, but with some differences. He's big on hair mineral analysis to fine-tune the diet, and coffee... (more)
Hello, Due to a medication I am on for severe depression (MAOI), I cannot eat many fermented foods (there is a life-threatening reaction with the medication) which include kombucha, sauerkraut, and kefir. I'm new to Paleo eating, and have seen... (more)
What are your thoughts on fermented foods within the context of the paleo lifestyle? How often do you have them and what are the benefits, apart from aiding digestion?
I'm all about the fermentation; I make my own kefir, kombucha and kimchi. I'm doing less dairy each year so the goat-milk kefir grains may find themselves reincarnating to some other use, but I consume kombucha almost daily, and go through kimchi... (more)
Hey, I'm looking for the "basics" of fermented foods to help with leaky gut/digestive problems as a natural probiotic. What are your most basic fermented foods? I'm an egg free, potato-free, fruit-free, mostly nut-free, dairy-free paleo... (I... (more)
I cannot eat fermented foods, because every time I start eating them, I get addicted. For example, I made tons of pickles and I did not even let them finish fermenting! I ate pickles for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as if they were made of... (more)
I'm wondering how frequently fermented or pro-biotic foods should be consumed. I'm thinking of kimchi, kombucha, kefir, and the like. Say I intake such items only occasionally (i.e., not regularly)...would that negate any positive effects long... (more)
My first brew is on day 14 of its first fermentation and I will probably bottle tonight or tomorrow. I definitely want to flavor it somehow just haven't decided how! What are your favorite ways to flavor your homemade kombucha? (more)
Hey guys, I've become a fan of fermented foods in the past 4 months. I've been frequently drinking kombucha for more than a year, but I now started to implement kimchi, sauerkraut and daily homemade kefir to my diet. The problem is I developped... (more)
Garlic is supposed to be a natural remedy for many things. I have seen this garlic extract for sale that has been aged/fermented for 20 months. Since then, I have wondered if aging or fermenting garlic would enhance its benefits. When I buy... (more)
Anyone have any insight on the level of probiotics in purchased sauerkraut versus home-made? I know that sauerkraut from a can is "dead" but what about Organic Sauerkraut (jarred) that I buy from a whole foods store? I know that nothing beats... (more)
"Raw" or "unheated" is what you're looking for. If it says "pasteurized" the microbes are gone. Glass is better than cans, but glass does not automatically mean unheated.