Fermented foods are a big trend – they have a unique flavor and many health benefits. Jeff Ziebelman wants to be a part of this trend. It all started while Jeff and his girlfriend Betty Holloway, a nutritionist, were cooking and they began talking about fermented foods.
“We love to cook and Betty teaches cooking and nutrition classes, so we began to play with recipes and produced Sauerkraut and Kimchi. We loved it and so did many of our friends and family,” Jeff said.
Because of this, Jeff thought he’d try selling his fermented foods at local farmers markets to see if people liked them. They were a big hit. That’s one reason he started Zymbiotics, where he makes Sauerkraut and Kimchi from a commercial kitchen in Cudahy, Wis.
He didn’t go into the food business just for the money, though. Jeff wants to promote healthy eating. If you ask Jeff why fermented foods are so healthy, he’ll tell you, “They are prebiotic, probiotic, contain enzymes and lactic acid,” Jeff said. This can help maintain healthy bacteria in the stomach and improve digestion.
“I find it very motivating to be changing our culture and helping to shift people to a healthier lifestyle,” Jeff said.
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