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Fermented foods

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  1. JackHammer

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    Does anyone else ferment? I mostly stick to sauerkraut and sometimes pickles.

    I think this was beet-kraut from a while back.
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    I don't but I'd like to sometime. I read something years ago (I believe is was from here on FHC) about the nutritional things in them one can not get from any other foods.
     
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    I make fermented pickles and cabbage. The beet-kraut is something I think I will have to try sometime JackHammer!
     
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    You get pro biotics from fermented foods. Yogurt is a good source of these. They help in digestion.
     
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    Kimchi is my favorite. It's a Korean spicy fermented cabbage.
     
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    Just read the other day about the nutritional and medicinal benefits of fermented foods. I've never been able to stand kimchi or sauerkraut. I can do pickles and yogurt, but I think purchased products probably don't have quite the level of benefits. Years ago the wife had some keifer (sp?) that we messed with. After reading the article on the benefits the other day, I was thinking/wondering if there were any available supplements available for those who didn't like the food products....
     
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    I take these, and gave them to my geriatric doggies I lost last year when they were on different medicines.
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nature-s...4dae9b53a36c16bbd8defa71d87467ee&gclsrc=3p.ds
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    I found it was a time thing. Your gut doesn't have the right "guys" to eat all of the kraut or whatever. Because of this, it is not agreeable. This is also why some people eat too much to start and then get disaster pants. Start with a little and build up quantity over a few weeks.
    I eat low carb and sauerkraut actually filled me up as much as rice or potatoes would. That was great and my belly slimmed down.
     
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    Fermented Vegetables by shockey is a real good guide. That has the beet kraut.

    I also have firey ferments but i havent made any recipes from it.

     
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    I assume you eat this as a side? Do you make yours with asian seasonings? I can imagine this would be good but I don't make asian style food frequently.
     
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    That might would be the case, IF it ever got to my gut. Can't get it past my tongue!
     
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    Ironically having Sauerkraut for dinner tonight.
    :drool:

    Ate cucumber kimchi when I was in Korea, which is funny as I'm not a cucumber or pickle fan.

    Too much of that stuff and it comes out your pores.
    :fart:
     
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    Too salty? Bad flavor? I have messed up more gallons than I would like to admit. :doh:
     
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    Yeah, I can't get past the rotten....
     
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    You might be doing it wrong. It does have a distinct flavor but it isn't offensive.
    Maybe have a taste after a day or 2 and see how the cabbage changes. It should still taste pretty much like cabbage at that point.

    My $.02
     
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    I've never made it, only had, make that tasted it, at a place or two...
     
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    I use it with fresh kielbasa sometimes. I also get it from a Chinese restaurant. They mix it into fried rice. So good!
     
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    Trying our first fermented food today.
    33 lbs of sauerkraut.
    We got about 15 cabbages from a friend's farm. He said they were going to go to waste if someone didn't pick them. Had to learn how to make it in a hurry today.
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