The simple process of lacto-fermenting foods makes them more nutritious.

Apples are an excellent source of prebiotic fiber — the type of fiber consumed by the good bacteria in your gut (probiotics). Fermenting apple slices creates probiotics in them; thereby, having both prebiotic fiber and probiotics in one source. A perfect healthy food for snacking.

Fermented foods improve immune function, gut health; aid in weight loss; help control food cravings; and aid in lowering the risk of many lifestyle diseases. Fermented foods were a way of life for centuries — before processing and refrigeration.  Modern food practices have replaced many traditional ones, and, in most cases, the nutritional benefits from fermenting have been replaced with dangerous preservatives and chemicals.

Lacto- fermenting foods is an easy and quick way to make food more nutritious and easy to digest. Once you make a few simple recipes, and get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself creating all sorts of fermented fruits and vegetables.

You want to eat colorful fermented foods every day to maintain proper digestion, improve absorption of nutrients, and boost immune function. You can enjoy colorful fermented slaws, add kombucha to your sipping repertory, use miso as a replacement for salt, and eat yogurt with active cultures.

Lacto-Fermented Apples and Cinnamon

The simple process of lacto-fermenting foods makes them more nutritious. Apples are an excellent source of prebiotic fiber — the type of fiber consumed by the good bacteria in your gut (probiotics). Fermenting apple slices creates probiotics in them; thereby, having both prebiotic fiber and probiotics in one source. A perfect healthy food for snacking.

Course healthy snacks
Keyword apple, cinnamon, fermented foods

Ingredients

  • 3-4 organic apples washed and cubed
  • 4 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 packet Body Ecology culture starter
  • 1 cinnamon stick per jar
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Combine water, lemon juice, salt and culture starter.
  2. Insert cinnamon stick into mason jar and fill jars firmly with apple slices.
  3. Fill jars with water mixture, making sure fruit is completely submerged. Leave a bit of space for expansion.
  4. Store apples at room temperature out of direct sunlight for 2-3 days. Apples are ready to eat. Can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 months.

Recipe Notes

You want to eat colorful fermented foods every day to maintain proper digestion, improve absorption of nutrients, and boost immune function. You can enjoy colorful fermented slaws, add kombucha to your sipping repertory, use miso as a replacement for salt, and eat yogurt with active cultures.

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