May 19, 2021

Two studies may back the advantages of a balanced gut

On this blog, we’ve reported on a number of scientific breakthroughs that back the importance of having a balanced gut microbiome. This week we’d like […]
April 14, 2021

What’s behind the rise in interest in fermentation?

If like me, you’re a cross between a news nerd and a fermentation freak.  You’ll have noticed a big trend over the past few years. […]
December 20, 2020
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Will adding fermented food maximise a balanced diet?

Nutritionists and health professionals recommend we eat a balanced diet. But how is this defined? And can adding fermented food maximise the health benefits? We […]
November 5, 2020

Why is tangy sauerkraut superior | Fermented Food

Sauerkraut means “sour cabbage” in German and it is this distinct flavour that gives it its famous character. But did you know the tanginess makes […]
October 20, 2020
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Fermented foods and the low carb diet

Do fermented foods and the low carb diet go well together? There are so many different diets advertised that it can be difficult to choose […]
October 8, 2020

The history and health benefits of kimchi

Long a favourite of Korean people, kimchi is taking on new popularity in Western cuisine. Understanding of the health benefits of kimchi has been driven […]
September 24, 2020

Can sauerkraut help you lose weight?

How can eating fermented food /sauerkraut help you lose weight? There may well be a link, though further studies need to be carried out to […]
August 31, 2020
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Children and fermented foods: how to introduce them to the good bugs

The current pandemic has highlighted the need to maintain the immune system of all members of the family. This is particularly so for children and […]
August 23, 2020
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Probiotics and prebiotics: the close relationship

One of the topics that will come up as you scour the many articles, blog posts and magazines on gut health is fermented food, probiotics […]
August 20, 2020
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Organic sauerkraut benefits: Your key to great health with Fermented Food

Have you ever wondered about how organic sauerkraut and fermented food benefits stack up? In this week’s article, we’ll list how eating organic kraut can […]
August 4, 2020

Can fermented foods lower stress?

Much of the world is now engulfed in an apparent second wave of the pandemic virus. But can fermented foods lower stress and anxiety caused […]
July 17, 2020
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Pasteurised vs Unpasteurised Sauerkraut: How Heating Destroys Good Bacteria

People ask us questions like  “Why is raw sauerkraut better?” and “What’s the effect of pasteurisation on sauerkraut?” This week we’ll answer why raw, unpasteurised […]
June 25, 2020
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Fermented foods and mental health: what’s the connection?

We’ve spoken previously about the link between fermented and probiotic food and mental health. How enforced self-isolation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic could lead […]
June 10, 2020
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The link between good gut bugs and fermented products

The recent rise in popularity of probiotic-rich fermented food products has seen more people become fascinated by the “mystical” process of fermentation. Coinciding with the […]
June 10, 2020
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Supplements or fermented foods. Which is the better probiotic source?

Is consuming supplements or fermented foods the preferred way to consume probiotics? It’s an important question as the importance of getting the right balance of […]
May 7, 2020

Sauerkraut and Vitamin C: the nourishing benefits

Sauerkraut and fermented and probiotic food have become a byword for gut health-friendly probiotics. But have you considered the link between sauerkraut and Vitamin C? […]
April 16, 2020
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Self isolation and mental health: Fermented and probiotic food enhance your wellbeing

As self-isolation and mental health and social distancing compete for the term of the new decade, boosting the immune system to better deal with COVID-19 […]
March 23, 2020
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Coronavirus and sauerkraut: fermented food and your immune system

How fermented food help build your immune system to fight disease. Coronavirus and sauerkraut is an option to help in the fight against the disease.* […]
March 19, 2020
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Fermented Vegetables in Compostable Packaging

Now Delivering Fermented Vegetables in Compostable Packaging For a couple of years now, we at Gutsy have been delivering fermented vegetables to your door. We […]
March 16, 2020
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The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

There are many Fermented Foods that are important to your health. In many cases, these foods help with gastrointestinal health primarily. Optimal gastrointestinal health can […]
January 12, 2019
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About Gutsy – How we Ferment our Vegetables

From our decade long experience of fermenting, we have learned a few important rules for successful fermentation. Having dabbled with many different types of fermented […]
November 24, 2018
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About Gutsy – Why Organic Food

Why We Produce Organic Food Here at Gutsy Ferments we believe that whatever we make should be organic food.  The only food that we make […]
November 21, 2018
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Does homemade Sauerkraut Contain Alcohol?

Does Homemade Sauerkraut Contain Alcohol? People have asked this question a surprising number of of times, “does homemade sauerkraut contain alcohol”?  Does Gutsy Sauerkraut contain […]
January 14, 2015
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Fermented Foods and Nutrition

  We’ve already written about the fact that the process of fermentation creates trillions of beneficial bacteria or probiotics.  But did you know that Fermentation […]
November 14, 2014
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Gut Health Foods and our Immune system

Gut Health Foods for Gut Flora In order to fight off disease and infection it is important to have a healthy bacterial community living in our gut. […]
September 30, 2014
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Benefits of Eating Probiotic Foods

Why did our Ancestors Ferment? People around the world have eaten probiotic foods for thousands of years.  Fermented foods can even be considered part of […]
June 2, 2014
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Probiotic Foods

Probiotic Food Benefits One of the most important things you can do in terms of gut health, is ensuring you are consuming enough probiotics and […]
May 20, 2014
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Bringing up healthy kids that love real food (part 2 of 5)

Today we’re making a no bake tart.  It’s easy to make, just throw all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and process or […]
May 1, 2014
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How to bring up healthy kids that love real food (part 1 of 5)

I have a deep dark secret to confess…I have to admit that one of my childhood favourite food experience was at a fast food outlet. […]
April 17, 2014
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Paleo Diet and Fermented Foods

What is the Paleo Diet? The paleo (or paleolithic) diet is popular today, but what is it and can people following a paleo diet eat […]
February 26, 2013
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Welcome to Gutsy Ferments

The Family behind Gutsy Ferments Hello world.  I (Wei’er) am the chef in the kitchen. Running a household with 4 kids (and 1 big kid) […]
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