Amazing information regarding foods that have undergone fermentation 

These sour, long-lasting treats are a part of traditional cuisine from every continent that dates back hundreds of years. 

In the absence of refrigerators, fermenting perishable foods was a practical method of food preservation.  

Improved digestion and a more robust immune system are just two of the many health benefits that accompany this process. 

Fermentation has persisted in many cultures for a reason; it's unclear if our forefathers were aware of these advantages or were simply being frugal. 

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Bacteria and yeasts transform the sugar and starch in fresh food into alcohol and acid through a process called fermentation. 

You can think of fermented foods as just aged food.  

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