Pickling & Fermentation
Part of "Food Preservation"
As your homestead matures you will have an abundance of harvest. Being blessed with bounty requires that one share actively with friends and community, and preserve what is left to prevent wasting good food.
Simple salting, pickling and fermentation techniques help to extend the life of your harvests and provide new tastes and textures for your palette.
Studies show that fermented and salted foods such as pickles and kimchi are loaded with health-promoting "probiotics" - beneficial bacteria that improve gut health and support better immune functions.
Basically, the fermentation and pickling process increases good bacteria while getting rid of the bad. This is why many cultures have age-old traditions of salting and fermenting to preserve food without refrigeration.
This Course shows you how to make some of Hawai‘i's favorite pickles across its diverse cultures.
Start with the first link, an instructive and entertaining video on How to Make Won Bok Kimchee then work your way through the other Useful Links of this Course segment.
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