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More About Fermenting Aids
Fermentation refers to the process of converting carbohydrates or other sugars using the microorganisms found in yeast and other substances. It takes place in the absence of oxygen, which is also called an anaerobic environment. The microorganisms in yeast or bacteria break down sugars into alcohols and acids (like lactic acid). This process results in foods that offer a number of potential health benefits, like sauerkraut, yogurt, sour cream, and more.
There are three primary types of fermentation: lactic acid, ethyl alcohol, and acetic. Lactic acid fermentation, which is when starches and sugars are converted into lactic acid, is used primarily to create dairy-based products like kefir, yogurt, cottage cheese, kombucha and more. Ethyl alcohol fermentation is used in the production of alcohol and in bread baking, while acetic fermentation takes place when alcohol is exposed to air, and is used to make vinegars. It’s easy to make your own fermented foods at home with a fermenting aid. These fermenting aids contain probiotics like Lactobacillus panatarum and Pediococcus acidolactici that work to ferment foods to support your health.
Potential Benefits of Fermented Foods
- Supports the absorption of vitamins and minerals
- May support digestive system health
- Works to support a healthy balance of internal flora
- Supports pre-digestion
- Maintains a healthy immune system
- May promote probiotic activity
Here at Natural Healthy Concepts, we want to help you discover the potential benefits that fermented foods could have for your health. If you’re interested in making your own fermented foods, try one of our fermenting aids to get started. You’ll be making your own kefir, whipped butter, fermented vegetables, and sour cream in no time! Shop here today and experience quick delivery!