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Watching a commercial for an anti-bacterial house cleaner, I realized the great lengths we go to in order to “kill germs.” We use antifungal creams, antibacterial soaps and take antibiotic drugs. Most of us have no idea how beneficial many other types of bacteria there are, and how necessary they can be, particularly in the creation of fermented foods.
Fermentation is the process of breaking down organic matter and creating a new substance by the action of any group of living organisms such as yeasts, molds, and certain bacteria, making the food more digestible. This also supplies the digestive tract with living cultures essential for the assimilation of nutrients.