What are Fermented Foods?

What are Fermented Foods
Fermented foods are made by extensive and controlled microbial growth. During fermentation, “starter cultures” of bacteria, yeast and/or molds convert nutrients like starch or sugar into an alcohol or acid. These live and active cultures can improve food safety and lengthen shelf life. A strong and growing body of evidence demonstrates fermented dairy foods (i.e., natural cheese and yogurt) play an important role in health and reduced risk of disease.