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What’s lactofermentation? Why should you care?

John I. Carney

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A glass jar of dilly beans and a glass jar of red cabbage sauerkraut on a kitchen counter. Both jars have plastic fermentation lids.
Dilly beans and red cabbage sauerkraut (photo by me)

For most people, especially here in Tennessee Whiskey country, the term “fermentation” suggests alcohol.

Alcohol is certainly the product of fermentation; yeast consume carbohydrates from grains or fruit juices and produce alcohol as a byproduct. But the term “fermentation” is much broader than that, and includes any…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike