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WHY WE SHOULD ALL FERMENT FOODS

Fermenting foods has become a popular trend as more people become aware of the incredible benefits associated with this ancient practice.



Fermenting foods has become a popular trend in recent years as more people become aware of the incredible benefits associated with this ancient practice. From reducing food waste to improving digestive health, fermenting can have a profound effect on both our bodies and our wallets. But what many people don't realise is that fermentation can also have a positive impact on the environment. In this blog post, we're going to take a closer look at the financial, physical, and environmental benefits of fermenting foods.


The financial benefits of fermenting foods are hard to ignore. For starters, fermentation can help reduce food waste. By fermenting surplus produce, you can extend its shelf life and ensure that nothing goes to waste. This can save you money in the long run, as you won't have to purchase as much fresh produce. In addition, fermenting can be a great way to add flavour to dishes without spending a lot of money.


At Daily Bowl, we believe in the power of ferments and turn a lot of our surplus veg, as well as Wonky Veg from our suppliers into delicious, nutritious condiments.


Did you know that traditionally, condiments were designed to add extra nutrients to your meal? Rather than the modern idea of condiments being highly processed often sugar-dense sauces or extra. Fermenting can enhance the flavour of any food, so you don't have to use expensive ingredients to create delicious meals. Finally, fermenting can also save you money on groceries, as you will no longer reach for those overpriced, unhealthy extras. Fermented foods are packed with probiotics, which can help support digestive health which leads us nicely to


THE PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF FERMENTING FOOD


There are numerous physical benefits associated with fermenting foods. One of the most important is that it's a great way to increase your intake of probiotics. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that support digestive health. They can help improve gut health, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation.


In addition, fermenting can increase the nutrient content of the foods you eat. Fermenting can break down complex carbohydrates, making it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients. This can help you get the most out of your meals. Fermenting can also increase the bioavailability of certain vitamins and minerals. For example, fermenting cabbage can increase the amount of vitamin C that your body is able to absorb. How cool is that?


And Finally The Environmental Benefits of Fermenting Foods. It's important to note that fermenting foods can also be beneficial for the environment. Fermenting can help reduce food waste, which is a major problem in many parts of the world. By fermenting surplus produce, you can reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills. In addition, fermenting can extend the shelf life of food, meaning that it doesn't have to be transported as often. This can reduce the number of fossil fuels used in the transportation of food, which is a major source of air pollution. Finally, fermenting can reduce the amount of packaging needed for food products. Fermented foods can be stored in jars or other reusable containers, which eliminates the need for single-use plastic packaging.


As you can see, fermenting foods can have a profound effect on both our bodies and our environment. From reducing food waste to increasing the nutrient content of meals, fermenting can provide numerous benefits.


So next time you're in the kitchen, why not give fermenting a try? You'll be doing your body and the planet a favour! At Daily Bowl we offer classes on fermentation, and feel extremely passionate about inspiring you to try this ancient, but incredible relevant trend!





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