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Can fermented foods be bad for you?


In general, fermented foods have a really good safety record. That's partly to do with the nature of how they're made - live microbes ferment raw ingredients - meaning that...


* Compounds are produced which act to preserve fresh ingredients, e.g. acids

* The presence of 'good' microbes out-compete pathogenic or food-spoilage microbes

* Additional processes make them extra safe, e.g. cooking, cooling.


But we sometimes get asked whether living fermented foods, like the sauerkraut and kimchi we make, are suitable for specific groups of people or those with particular conditions. Have a read on to find out!


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