Tag: kombucha

Do You Kombucha? The Fuss About Fermented Foods

by in Food News, Trends, October 27, 2014

Fermented Foods
There’s nothing new about fermenting food. In fact, it may be one of the oldest food preparation techniques around. Long before we were sipping pricy Kombuchas at the local café, our ancestors were using this process as a means of keeping their food from spoiling in age without refrigeration. “Fermentation was one of the earliest forms of food preservation,” says Kathie Swift, RDN, author of The Swift Diet (Hudson Street Press, 2014). “Traditional cultures were intentionally fermenting fruits, vegetables and grains well over 10,000 years ago, but they lost popularity when modern conveniences came into use.”

Lately, despite our ability to preserve and refrigerate food, fermentation is all the rage again. So what exactly are fermented foods (and beverages)? And why should we make a point of including them in our diets? We asked Swift — a huge fan of fermenting — for some answers.
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Reading List: Coconuts, Kombucha and Mrs. Obama’s Healthy Eating Chat

by in Food News, July 16, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Restaurant dips cause of food poisoning, kombucha pulled from shelves and how to cool down hot flashes.

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Reading List: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Bake Sale Ban & Kombucha Madness

by in Food News, March 26, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Jamie Oliver’s new TV show takes on fat America, stay fit by moving an hour a day and baby food is the latest snack trend.

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Kombucha: Believe the Hype?

by in Food News, February 13, 2009


This fizzy, fermented drink is the hot, new healthy drink. You may see it popping up at the office or hear about celebs drinking it, but what is this tea elixir and should you be drinking it?

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