Fermented Foods

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Enjoy the benefits of adding fermented foods to your diet.
Air Date: 8/31/18
Duration: 27:50
Host: Dr. Susanne Bennett
Guest Bio: Sandor Katz, Fermentation Expert
Sandor KatzSandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation, along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who was born and raised in New York City before moving to rural Tennessee, where he has lived for the last 25 years, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” Sandor is the recipient of a James Beard award and other honors.
  • Book Title: Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation
  • Guest Twitter Account: @sandorkraut
Fermented Foods
Fermentation is the process in which a substance is broken down into simpler substances. Yeast and bacteria are typically part of the process.

Adding fermented foods to your diet may produce health benefits. Everything we eat could potentially be fermented. People around the globe enjoy some form of fermented foods.

You needn’t be scared of fermenting your own food. The United States Department of Agriculture shows no documented cases of health problems traced to fermented vegetables. Fermentation is a strategy for food safety. Salt is frequently used to cultivate the right bacteria in fermentation.

Listen as fermentation expert Sandor Katz joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss how fermented foods can benefit your wellness.