Fermentation allows the bacteria, yeasts and moulds to 'predigest' and therefore break down the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to create 'probiotics' which introduce friendly bacteria into our digestive tract. A well balanced bacterial flora in our gut is vital to good health - nearly 70% of our immunity is contributed by the bacteria that line every nanometre of our gut wall.
Pasteurization will destroy all of the beneficial digestive enzymes and lactic acid bacteria, as well as valuable vitamin C content, so it greatly diminishes nutritional value without any significant nutritional benefit.
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Standard pickles, chutneys and pasteurised sauerkraut.
Organic pickles, chutneys, regular sauerkraut and standard kefir.
Lacto-fermented organic sauerkraut (usually pasteurised) and other vegeatbles, non-vinegar chutneys and organic kefir.
|Nourish Kefir||Nourish kefir|
|De Rit biodynamic sauerkraut||Auravita , Elysium natural products|
|Biona organic sauerkraut||Windmill organics|
Unheated lacto-fermented vegetables and sauerkraut (preferably organic) made with unrefined salts and a natural starter, organic raw milk kefir. (see recipes)
|Rejuvenative foods raw sauerkraut & kimchi||Red 23|
|Cultured Probiotics raw sauerkraut and kimchi *Recommended*||Cultured probiotics|
|Kefir starter culture||Food for Consciousness|