23 Jun Fermented Carrot Sticks
Fermented veggies such as these delicious slightly sweet carrot sticks contain all the goodness friendly bacteria has to offer. They are perfect to serve on their own or as a snack paired with humus, guacamole or other nutritious dip.
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Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
Fermentation is a natural process through which microorganisms like yeast and bacteria convert carbs — such as starch and sugar — into alcohol or acids.
The alcohol or acids act as a natural preservative and give fermented foods a distinct zest and tartness.
Fermentation also promotes the growth of friendly bacteria known as probiotics.
The bacteria that live in your gut have a significant impact on your immune system.
Fermented Foods Boost immunity
Due to their high probiotic content, fermented foods can give your immune system a boost and reduce your child’s risk of infections like the common cold.
Consuming fermented foods may also help children recover faster when they are sick.Additionally, many fermented foods are rich in vitamin C, iron, and zinc — all of which are proven to contribute to a stronger immune system
Carrots for Healthy Kids
Carrots are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially biotin, potassium, and vitamins A (from beta carotene), K1 (phylloquinone), and B6.
Vitamin A: Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which your child’s body converts into vitamin A. This nutrient promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function.
Biotin: This is a B vitamin formerly known as vitamin H, biotin plays an important role in fat and protein metabolism.
Vitamin K1: Also known as phylloquinone, vitamin K1 is important for blood coagulation and can promote bone health.
Vitamin B6: One of the B-group vitamins, B6 is involved in the conversion of food into energy.
Fermented Carrot Sticks
Children’s Nutritionist Approved
Creamy chia puddings are a delicious way to enjoy these tiny super nutritious seeds.
Combine the chia seeds, milk, and pumpkin in a small bowl and mix together.
Place the carrots, ground cinnamon, orange zest and coconut water kefir in a sterilised 1 litre jar. Add the filtered water so the carrots are completely covered by the liquid, leaving 3 to 4 cm of room at the top of the jar.
To weigh down the carrots so they stay completely submerged and don’t float to the top and go mouldy, use a glass weight or fold a cabbage leaf and place over the top of the carrots.
Seal the jar with the lid and leave to sit at room temperature for 3 days before transferring to the refrigerator ready to enjoy as a healthy snack.
Makes: 1 Jar
Makes 1 jar
Freeze: Not suitable.