Are you looking for the best fermented foods to make? This is the ultimate list of fermented foods recipes and resources! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fermenter, this list is for you!
75 Fermented Foods
Whether you are fermenting for convenience, for health, for self sufficiency, or to use up the mounds of produce that you have grown in your garden, this post is the ultimate fermentation recipe list!
There are recipes here for everyone!
This list contains fruit recipes to ferment, vegetable fermented food recipes, fermented meat, fermented dairy, fermented beverages, and so much more!
What Are Fermented Foods?
People have been fermenting foods for thousands of years. Fermentation is nothing new. And all cultures have their own specialties and recipes that they are known for.
Fermented foods are full of bacteria. Wait, what?! I know, we tend to look at bacteria as a bad thing. But not all bacteria are bad!
Fermented foods are full of good bacteria. Kind of like the bacteria we get when we take probiotic supplements, but better!
Benefits of Fermented Foods
Our gut NEEDS bacteria to function properly. Also the bacteria in fermented foods helps us to digest our foods, absorb the nutrients in our foods, as well as help to strengthen the immune system.
So fermented foods are not only helpful, but necessary for a healthy life!
Growing and preserving your own food is something that everyone should learn how to do. It is not only a great way to stock your pantry with healthy foods, but a great way to be prepared for hard times.
Living in southwest Florida, we get lots of hurricanes. The last major hurricane that we went through (or should I say that went through us!) was hurricane Irma. We were without power for ten days! That experience inspired me to share the 11 main ways to be self sufficient.
And yes, preserving your own food is on that list!
Also if you would like to can your own food, check out my ultimate list of 140 Home Canning Recipes! Between canning and fermenting you will always be prepared!
Fermented Foods List
Now that we have discussed the importance of fermentation, let’s check out some amazing fermenting recipes!
Do you like to grow veggies in your garden? Here are some great recipes to help you preserve your harvest! Enjoy veggies from your garden year around!
Fermented Black Beans
Black beans are another great item to ferment! Try this fermented black bean recipe! This sounds like a great addition to taco night to me:)
Fermented Food Recipes
Did you know that you can ferment meat?! You can! fermenting meat is a great way to preserve meat for self sufficiency.
Fermented dairy products are not only delicious but a great way to get probiotics into your diet! Not to mention a great way to help your body to digest milk products!
Sourdough is fermented bread. Use these recipes to learn how to make your own sourdough starter as well as delicious sourdough breads!
Try these amazing fermented fruit recipes for a great dessert! Make your own ice cream toppings, or ferment fruit for a tasty snack!
Fermented beverages are a great way to get started fermenting! Try each and every one of these probiotic rich drink recipes for a tasty and refreshing drink. Fermented drinks are a great way to get your kids to consume fermented foods!
And that is 75 fermented foods recipes! Do you make any of these recipes?
What are some of your favorite things to ferment?
Leave me a comment below!