Kimchee (kimchi) – Fermented Vegetables – Probiotic
What is the secret behind the miraculous effects of Kimchee and Kombucha? The Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria we need to have a healthy system.
Trillions of microorganisms of various types reside in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, from the stomach to the colon. This is also where our immune system sits. Here, deep in your gut, is where your health challenges lay. Our body’s reaction to beneficial bacteria works differently than how it reacts to bad bacteria. The good microbes calm the immune response, not just in your stomach but everywhere, increasing your well-being and protecting you from the harmful bacteria.
Probiotics help treat maladies such as urinary tract infections, bladder infections, irritable bowel syndrome and your over all immunities.
- 1 head of Green Cabbage (any cabbage with do), washed and cut into bite-size pieces
- 5 carrots pealed and cut into bite-size pieces
- 5 celery salks, washed and cut into -bite-size pieces
- Left over broccoli stems I had, cut into bite-size pieces
- 3-4 tb sea salt (regular salt will do)
- 2 tb finely minced fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 tb finely minced fresh garlic
- 5 scallions – finely chopped
- 1 dried red pepper
- 1 tb cayenne Pepper
- 1 ts sugar
In a large bowl put 5-6 cups water and 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons of the salt. Mix. Add the cabbage carrots, celery, broccoli to this water and dunk them in a few times as they have a tendency to float. Leave the vegetables in the salty water. Cover loosely and set aside for 12 hours. Turn the vegetables over a few times.
Put the ginger, garlic, scallions, cayenne, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in another large bowl. Mix well
Take the cabbage out of its soaking liquid with a slotted spoon (save the liquid) and put it in the bowl with the seasonings. Mix well.
Put this cabbage mixture into a 2-quart jar or crock.
Pour enough of the salt water over it to cover the vegetables (about 2 cups). Leave 1 inch of empty space at the top of the jar.
Cover loosely with a clean cloth and set aside for 3 to 7 days.