Fermented foods are reckoned to be a great source of natural probiotics, and an excellent aid to digestion.
Westerners are familiar with other fermented foods such as Sauerkraut, Yogurt and Kefir. There are many others, (Beer?)
I use Kefir on my breakfast cereal, though for the life of me I cannot understand why some Kefirs have to be flavoured!
Yogurt is also a good fermented food, but those over-expensive little tubs of flavoured yogurts which are sold in supermarkets are often laden with sugars and chemical flavorings,
The best Yogurt I ever had was when I was on holiday in Greece. It was a breakfast staple, with some fabulous dark honey stirred in,
Fermented foods have been a part of the diet of many cultures for aeons. The "ancients" have a wisdom which we are forgetting.
Back to Kimchi. I get mine at a local supermarket (where it is a bit pricey and slightly bland). Maybe I should learn to make my own.
Kimchi was my side dish yesterday and today, with sautéed pork cutlets and sweet potatoes.
|Kiimchi (a photo' from the web)|
|The only brand which is available in my local Supermarket.|
|The ingredients seem to be very "sound".|
I've come a long way from the bland and over-cooked meats and veggies which were the norm when I grew up in the U.K.
But they were prepared by the loving hands of my fabulous Mum.
I think of her every day.