Functional food is food that has health promoting or disease preventing benefits.
A functional ferment is fermented food that is also classified as a functional food due to it’s beneficial health promoting microbes (probiotics), enzymes, vitamins, minerals and enhanced bio-availability of nutrients.
Functional ferments include:
A fermented milk beverage with a tangy, sour taste. It contains minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, conjugated linoleic acid and a wide variety of probiotics (beneficial yeast and bacteria).
Sauerkraut is fermented chopped cabbage with a tangy, sour taste that is eaten as a condiment. Raw, live Sauerkraut (unpasteurised and without vinegar) is probiotic rich and considered a Superfood.
Kimchi is a traditional Korean condiment consisting of fermented vegetables and spices. This nutrient-dense superfood is named as one of the “World’s Five Healthiest Foods” by Health Magazine.