Fermented Food

What is your favourite fermented food?

Personally, I’m not sure that I have one, as they vary so much from product to product, and indeed batch to batch.

What I do know is that I love these tasty, nutritious foods that are packed full of probiotics.

As you would be well aware if you have ever done any fermenting, almost anything can be fermented.

Have you ever had a go at fermenting your own fruits or vegetables?

Have you ever used some over your very own superfood from your garden to make it even better?

There are so many options for how you can ferment food, and we are not here to provide you with recipes to do that.

Are you after recipes?

If you are after recipes, all you have to do is type in whatever you desire into your favourite search engine, and BAM – there are thousands of recipes at your fingertips!

On our fermented foods page, we shared a brief outline of how you can ferment green or purple beans (which incidentally, is absolutely delicious!), but we would like to share another of our favourite ferments here.

Somethin' different

Who out there has ever heard of Kanji? This stuff is like the ultimate superfood
(although it is actually a super fermented drink)!

This is a spicy, fermented drink that originated in Northern India, and comprises of various ingredients, including beetroot, carrots, mustard seeds and more.
Here at www.your-gut-instinct.com,
we actually followed a recipe from
“The complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermentation”,
so go check it out if you’re interested!

The recipe actually suggests that you foment the foods in a brine for 2 or 3 days, then discard the food and keep the liquid to consume.
While the “kvass-like” brew is a deep red and undoubtedly packed full of goodness (you can literally feel the goodness spreading throughout your body),
I kept the beetroot and carrots and they were yummy in salads and even on their own.
Kanji packs a powerful punch and is not only a flavour-hit on your tastebuds, it also provides all the benefits of the original ingredients, plus so much more!

So many ways to use fermented food!

We would love to know how you use your fermented foods?

Some of our favourite ways to use our “kraut” here at
www.your-gut-instinct.com include;

  • Straight from the jar
  • In a salad
  • On sandwiches
  • As a ‘side dish'
  • On toast

What kind of ferments do you enjoy the most?

Which products provide you with the best flavour hit or
the most noticeable benefits?

Drop us a line and let us know!