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Fermented fruits and vegetables are not only convenient but full of additional nutrients. Read on to unveil the benefits of fermented food and our favorite pickled products sold at Source!

Fermenting vs. Pickling 

Fermentation is a metabolic process that produces chemical changes in organic substances through the action of enzymes. Similarly, pickling is the process of preserving or extending the shelf life of food by either anaerobic fermentation in brine or immersion in vinegar. While these processes are relatively alike, one easy way to keep them straight is by remembering that pickling involves putting food into an acidic brine to produce a sour flavor, whereas fermenting gives food a sour flavor without any added acid. Because of the additives needed in the pickling process, such as excess vinegar and sugar, fermented foods tend to be cleaner than pickled; however, both are tasty options and carry health benefits. 

Health Benefits

Fermented foods are probiotic-rich due to the process by which they are created. The abnormally high concentration of naturally occurring probiotics found in fermented foods, when compared to the raw version, provides consumers with additional benefits. These additional benefits include but are not limited to, improved digestion and immunity and perhaps even increased results in weight loss.  

Fermented Products at Source Market Miami 

Looking for locally sourced, clean fermented products to add to your diet? Well, you’re in luck! At Source we have a plethora of options, and some of our favorites are: 

Kefirlab Probiotic Kefir 

    • Improves gut health 
    • Boosts immune system 
    • Improves digestion 
    • Promotes healthy brain function 
    • Restores gut diversity 
Kansas City Canning Co. Pickled Radishes 
    • Small batches proudly handcrafted in the USA 
    • 5-simple ingredients 
    • Promotes gut health 
Colors & Shapes Dry Hopped Kombucha Tea 
    • Live cultured 
    • Georgia grown 
Small Town Cultures Raw Fermented Probiotic Sliced Red Onions 
    • Great on cheese plates, salads, sandwiches, tacos and more! 

About Source

Source offers a selection of the highest-quality produce, goods, and more sourced local, organic, ethical, sustainable, and as regenerative as possible. We are committed to sustainable practices for an invested, connected community in an authentic space that will endure.