Last year I posted about how great sauerkraut is- you can re-read here: http://apurplecarrot.blogspot.com.au/search?updated-max=2012-10-17T23:15:00-07:00&max-results=7&start=35&by-date=false
I have additions to how amazing fermenting your foods is for both, the food and your bodies- by fermenting, you increase the nutitional value by HEAPS, plus you are also getting a dose of live cultures, enzymes and probiotics! Amazing!
Sauerkraut is a living super food that helps to increase energy and mental alertness, alkalises and balances stomach Ph, Its an excelent source of B12, helps with autoimmune disorders and allergies, it's anti candida and anti fungal, high in vitamin C, anti inflammatory, it strengthens your immune system, detoxifies your body, decreases bloating and gas, increases longevity, helps assimilate nutrients in foods, supports healthy digestion, it's great for pregnant and nursing mothers, great for weight loss, clears acne......... the list keeps going!
It's time again to dive into a bottle of sauerkrautt! I've recently been reading a bunch of blogs on how to ferment your own food at home- this is something I seriously want to do, just need a bit of time first, so I went on down to my fav place ever- 'The fruit peddlers' or as my lovely friend Lucy calls it, "Mud Brothers" (a name which I completely prefer!!), and I found the beautiful range of 'Byron Bays Superkraut'! If you're going to delve into the world of fermented foods and don't quite have the time or drive to ferment your own, check these guys out! They're organic, vinegar free, gluten free, probiotic rich, vegan, have a small range of krauts and they seem very very nice!
I chose the 'Australian Sea Vegetables' sauerkraut which gives you "love particles", carrots, cabbage, seaweed (kelp, wakame, dulse), ginger, purple corn extract, gynostemma tea, sea salt, spring water, B.E.D lactobacilius cultre starter- ITS AWESOME!!!!
I'm loving my sourkraut at lunch time, rolled up in a green leaf from my veggie garden, with unhulled organic tahini and avocado- or the same but all rolled up into a seaweed sheet!! mmm great side to my massive lunch time veg juice!
Also, when I went to Japan last year I became addicted to kim chi mmmmm- thats what I wanna make at home!
What other fermented foods do you like?? Any favs?