Are fermented foods hard to find?
Nope! There are many forms of fermented food that you can find in your supermarket aisles, including yogurt, tempeh, and kombucha. These products range in price, and can often be a healthy addition to your overall diet.
Lost Art products are made by fermenting fresh vegetables, and you can find our products in supermarkets around New England as well as online!
Is eating fermented food safe?
While you always should check with your doctor and consider your own health and dietary needs, generally speaking, it is safe to consume fermented foods in moderation. Check the packaging on the products that you purchase for any instructions, and consider buying from established business with safe production practices.
Do all fermented foods contain probiotics?
No. For example, pickles fermented with salt contain probiotics, but pickles fermented with vinegar do not. As a rule of thumb, fermented foods with probiotics are often refrigerated. (For more information, see umassmed.edu/nutrition/blog/blog-posts/2019/6/fermented-foods-for-guthealth/). All Lost Art products contain probiotics, which can help support gut health.
Do all fermented foods have a strong flavor?
Typically you’ll be able to tell if you’re eating a fermented product, but not all fermented foods are super flavorful or spicy. For example, our ChipotlePikliz kraut is on the spicier side, but our Earthy Beets kraut is on the slightly sweeter side. Yogurt is another fermented food that can range in flavor depending on what is added to it.
Are there benefits to eating fermented foods besides the probiotics?
Yes! Depending on the fermented food, there’s often even more benefits besides the gut-friendly probiotics. For example, Greek yogurt can also add protein to your diet. Additionally, our krauts are made with fresh, organic vegetables, so you can add both probiotics and vitamins to your meal!