Edinburgh Fermentarium make healthy, artisan fermented food in Leith. Award-winning small, colourful collections that look and tastes fantastic. Fermenting vegetables naturally in small batches and mixing traditional techniques with a modern twist to bring you delicious and healthy additions to your meals!
Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lacto-fermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves the food and can create beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. Some people liken this to a predigestion, which could make it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients.
Fermented foods are often rich in probiotic bacteria, so by consuming fermented foods you could add beneficial bacteria and enzymes to your overall intestinal flora, increasing the health of your gut microbiome and digestive system and enhancing the immune system.