How does Lacto-Fermentation work?
Lacto-fermentation is almost like magic in the food world, literally.
Microorganisms like yeast, bacteria and fungi feed on sugars and starches which transform them into lactic acid.
Lactic acid acts as a natural preservation method enabling the storing of food for up to one year in most cases.
In addition, lactic acid creates beneficial bacteria such as
Omega-3, fatty acids
Strains of probiotics
Fermentation comes with potential health benefits as well as improving the taste and texture of the raw product.
Foods that have been fermented are broken down in the fermentation process.
Naturally the food is easier to digest as well as loaded with healthy probiotics.
It is thought that these probiotics feed good gut bacteria which in turn helps destroy the bad bacteria that is also in the gut.
In addition, fermenting is a means of preservation.
As long as the fermented food is in a cool place, such as a fridge or root cellar, this food can be stored for up to one year.
Today we will making a Lacto-fermented Carrot recipe in this photo tutorial!