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The Difference Between Pickling and Lacto-Fermentation and How It Improves Your Health!

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The Difference Between Pickling and Lacto-Fermentation and How It Improves Your Health!

What is Lacto Fermentation?   Lacto-fermenation is the process in which the lactobacillus bacteria convert the sugars naturally present in fruit or vegetables into lactic acid in an oxygen-free environment.  This simple fermentation process requires nothing more than salt, vegetables, and water (no canning or fancy equipment needed!). Some examples of lacto-fermented goods include fermented milk, sourdough bread, sauerkraut, olives, and other pickled vegetables.     What are the Benefits of Lactic Acid? Populations of lactic acid bacteria are naturally present in nature and the ones found in milk, fruits, grains, vegetables, and meat can be used for fermentation.  Lactic...

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Oat Milk - What's the Craze and Is it Better than Almond Milk?

Posted by Carmen Chu on

Oat Milk - What's the Craze and Is it Better than Almond Milk?

Is it me or is there suddenly an influx of Oat Milks everywhere in Hong Kong?

 

I’ve even noticed oat milk boxes selling in 7-11!

 

For years now, soy milk has been available at various cafes and grocery stores as dairy-free alternatives to cow’s milk.  Other popular options were: coconut milk, rice milk, and nut mylks (almond, cashew, macadamia, and hazelnut).

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