Cultured vegetables

Your body has good bacteria in it, especially in your gut. This good bacteria goes to work on the foods that you ingest and helps you process them. If you are not in good health, often the good bacteria in your body can deplete leading to many health issues. This manifests itself in the form of poor digestion. Replenishing these good bacteria is therefore a good idea.

A great way to include good bacteria in your diet it to make it yourself at home. In order to do this, you need to make cultured vegetables at home. Cultured vegetables can be made by using cabbage or other leafy vegetables by sealing them in an air tight container and leaving them at room temperature. The friendly bacteria go to work and reproduce to create pickled cabbage in about three days that is wonderful for you. This is done by the bacteria working on the sugars in the cabbage and converting them into lactic acid. Once done, you may freeze the cabbage in your freezer and eat it for many months.

You can also use a starter [for those who cook, the same principles as making curd] to get the process started. These are available online. The fermented cabbage improves immunity and detoxifies your body. This helps in losing weight, diabetes and also your mood.

Happy bacteria to you!



Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.

2 thoughts on “Cultured vegetables

  • June 12, 2016 at 2:19 am

    So in what proportions should one eat this fermented cabbage and can it be cooked or eaten raw?

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    • June 12, 2016 at 5:16 am

      Mayuri, it is to be eaten raw. You can eat it as an additional vegetable once a day say with lunch.

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