Fermented foods are excellent for gut health as they provide beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and lauric acid, which promote a happy digestive tract

Good digestion and absorption of food is vital to the uptake of nutrients needed for health. Fermented foods such as natural pickles, sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables, as well as yogurt, kombucha and kefir all have higher levels of nutrients than their non-fermented counterparts, including B-vitamins (such as folate and vitamin B6) as well as vitamin K2 (menaquinone). Vitamin K2 is generally found in grass-fed dairy, meat and eggs and ferments. Vitamin K2 is made by the bacteria that line the gastrointestinal tract. It is used to build the blood vessel walls, bones, and tissues other than the liver.

Ingredients

1kg organic green cabbage chopped small

1 tbsp good quality sea salt

1 tbsp. of either caraway seeds and/or chopped dill

Method

Chop the cabbage very finely and place into a large bowl. Add the salt. Next, using a rolling pin bash the cabbage for up to 10 minutes. Add the spices/herbs and mix thoroughly. Place the mixture into a large lidded jar and as adding it, try to push the air out with the end of the rolling pin to remove excess air. Place the lid onto the jar tightly and leave for 3-4 weeks (remember to open the lid every few days to remove any gas formed for the week).

Enjoy!

 

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