What are fermented foods?
Fermented foods don't just comprise kimchi and sauerkraut. In fact, you’ve probably been eating them your entire life without even realising it. Many of our everyday favourites – including wine, cheese and bread all involve fermentation in one way or another. In a nutshell, fermented foods have been transformed by the action of good bacteria, its what gives kimchi its wonderful depth of flavour and sauerkraut its characteristic tanginess. So why is everyone talking about fermented foods at the moment? When left unpasteurised ferments such as Kimchi and Sauerkraut are packed full of healthy acids, vitamins and live good bacteria which can help to keep your digestive system in tip-top condition. They’re naturally healthy and delicious; what’s not to love?!
Established in London in 2016, The Cultured Collective specialise in craft kimchi and sauerkraut. Each recipe has been carefully developed, evolving over months of testing to bring you products that are both healthy and delicious. Fermentation is an ancient art that has developed over thousands of years; here at The Cultured Collective, we offer both authentic varieties that pay homage to traditional ferments from all over the world, as well as our own unique flavour combinations that utilise modern scientific knowledge of health-enhancing ingredients. Unlike their mass-produced counterparts, our kimchi and sauerkraut is unpasteurised, meaning the ‘good bacteria’ responsible for the fermentation process are still alive and thriving.