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3 important reasons to eat fermented foods and where to find them

People around the globe have been fermenting foods for thousands of years. In fact, it was one of the earliest methods of food preservation. Many of the fermented foods are made from dairy products or vegetables like yogurt, kefir, cheese, saurkraut, kimchi, and pickles, but there are many others like tempeh, miso, soy sauce, kombucha, kvass, sake, wine, vinegar, beer, hard cider, mead, sourdough bread, and others.

Cultured Vegetables

For me, this summer has been a beautiful blur of fruit picking (strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, etc.), food preservation (freezing, canning, fermenting, etc.), cooking, gardening, working with nutrition clients, teaching classes, camping, enjoying some down time, and chasing around a toddler who can climb just about anything the second you turn your back. Now …

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