The Lost Art of Wild Fermentation

Fermenting foods is a lost knowledge…and that’s a shame, because it’s incredible! Wild fermentation is the process of capturing wild yeast and bacteria from the air around us to create a culture that enhances the nutrition of our food. This was common practice for earlier generations before pasteurization became the standard, due to the growing food industry and its need for products with a longer shelf life. Pasteurization is the process of heating food until all bacteria is killed; thereby leaving it lifeless. Our human bodies are very much alive, and guess what? We need live food to be healthy! We need a diversity of bacteria strains in our body to create and maintain our immune system. If we don’t have good bacteria in our body, then we don’t have anything to fight the bad bacteria with.

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