Zymbiotics Fermented Foods are Delicious and Nutritious

Our fermented Sauerkraut, Ginger Carrots, Orange Beets and Kimchi’s are perfect for those following a raw, paleo, low carb, low calorie, vegetarian or vegan diet.

Studies show eating Fermented Foods improves digestion, restores the proper balance of bacteria in the gut, helps your skin, helps maintain balance in our immune system, and reduces social anxiety.

Fermented Foods

  • What are Fermented Foods?

    Fermented probiotic, or cultured foods have undergone a process called lacto-fermentation whereby the natural healthy strains of bacteria (lactobacilli) found in many vegetables convert vegetable sugar and starch into lactic acid as a metabolic byproduct. This process prevents spoilage from occurring and creates beneficial nutrients. This process was used traditionally to help preserve food during the colder months when fresh vegetables were scarce. The pickling process today typically uses vinegar which does not create a live culture with its subsequent health benefits.

  • Why are Fermented Foods good for me?

    Some of the beneficial effect of lactic acid bacteria consumption include: (i) improving intestinal tract health; (ii) enhancing the immune system, synthesizing and enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients; (iii) reducing symptoms of lactose intolerance, decreasing the prevalence of allergy in susceptible individuals; and (iv) reducing risk of certain cancers.

    J Appl Microbiol. 2006 Jun;100(6):1171-85.

  • Recipes

    How to use Fermented Foods

    My number one tip is to start slow and work your way up! Even just two tablespoonfuls a day with your meal can be beneficial to your health.

    Ideas to adding them into diet:

    • Add miso to hot water or your soups. Top with chopped green onions and sprouts.
    • Top salads and rice dishes with sauerkraut or fermented veggies.
    • Blend with an avocado, sea salt and black pepper to make a tasty dip.