For thousands of years, fermentation had been part of cultures that used this method as a way of preserving foods that would decompose quickly. Fermented foods refill our gut with beneficial bacteria, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. They also create new nutrients from B vitamins, such as folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and biotin that act as antioxidants. The consumption of fermented food is linked with cancer reduction rates, if compared with pasteurized food.
Fermented food is also good for pets, as it has a similar impact as in human’s health. It’s good for chronic conditions such as allergies, diarrhea and atopic dermatitis. It repairs and restores the gut, improves digestion, provides amino acids and keeps bad gut bacteria in check.
On the other hand, techniques like heat, high-pressure pasteurization and intense processing, wipe out all bacteria – good and bad. Due to these processes used in kibble (dry pet food) production, the result is a low quality product that lacks minerals and vitamins, which has to be added artificially.
Nowadays, there are industries extremely concerned with the quality of their pet food and use fermentation in their production process. They use high-quality meat, pasture-raised chicken and grass-fed beef in their formulas and add fermented ingredients, such as raw goat’s milk.
Goat’s milk is full of lactic acid necessary for the creation of energy in muscles, liver and red blood cells. It’s a key nutrient for making foods more easily digestible, encouraging the function of the pancreas. Fermentation is also beneficial as it removes toxins from foods and sometimes makes grains more nutritious by removing phytic acid.
Next time you shop for pet food, consider reading the labels to find out if fermentation process is used in their formula. For sure, if you chose such food, you will be offering a highly nutritional and beneficial food! Come to Hollywood Houndz and get some advice. We’ll help You to improve your pet’s diet!