Fermentation | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook

via Fermentation | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook

.Besides being a direct contact with nature and making your zone 0 more multifunctional, ferments have true value in permaculture systems.  And no I am not talking about the yucky sauerkraut from the supermarket that we all despise nor the yogurt that is tasty because its pasteurization has been hidden by copious amounts of sugar.  Rather I am referring to one of the arts that is poised to further the local foods revolution.  To back this up with more than just knowing your daily eating habits will be zinged with flavor, the following are the five main reasons why we ferment:

low carbon preservation (no use of refrigeration or high heat)

predigestion

unlocks minerals and vitamins

reduces toxicity

probiotic

 

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