Whether visiting your local farmers markets or checking out the newest hot spot for brunch, you’re likely to see a sprinkling of healthy goodies – from bliss balls to acai bowls and freshly squeezed juices, it’s the latest trend. But particularly in the months of late, fermented foods can often be found in the mix, too.
Whilst 2015 food trends saw a number of slightly unhealthier items like cronuts, salted caramel, and monster shakes, 2016 has taken on a number of healthier trends like fermented foods. With a global focus on quitting sugar, it’s no wonder we’re seeing more healthy options on the menu and fermented foods are something we have a newfound obsession for.
Here are 5 reasons and 5 dishes that will have you jumping on the fermented bandwagon.
Fermented foods are packed with probiotics or good bacteria which research has demonstrated the importance of for forming the foundation for physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Byron Bay’s Dill Sauerkraut with no chemical preservatives or added sugar is a great way to get started with fermented foods at home.
Kombucha is made from a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea and is a wonderfully healthy drink that has been used anciently for its health benefits. Somewhat of an acquired taste and nothing like the monster shakes we’ve been consuming, it’s packed full of goodness. Try The Good Brew Company Kombucha.
Pickles are something I’m sure you’re quite familiar with. The perfect accompaniment with a cheese platter or a nice cold beer, Picklehead pickles will definitely have you hooked!
- Coconut Yoghurt
Coconut yoghurt is a delicious, dairy-free way to work plenty of enzymes and probiotics into your diet. Beyond coconut yoghurt is Coco whip, which is a true specialty of Pawpaw cafe in Brisbane. Try their Coco whip as a sundae.
Kimchi, Korea’s most popular export is not only an extremely tasty fermented food, but also a beauty food, and an energy booster. If you’re in Brisbane, try the Kimchi Jeon at Madtongsan ll.
So embrace this healthy trend for both your body and your taste buds!