The Food 411: Are you eating your kimchi, onions, and green bananas?
Fermented foods have been around since ancient times and are found in cultures around the world–from Roman sauerkraut to India lassi to Korean kimchi. Just as fermented yeasts are used to make wine, sugars and starches are fermented with lactic acid to produce bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria which are vital for our health. Some of the most common fermented foods are listed below. As a note, even though a few of these contain soy (which can be a