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Traditional Methods of Food Preservation

It is worth distinguishing between the preservation of raw food and the preservation of food that has already been cooked. Cooking food destroys some essential nutrients such as vitamin C, it kills off enzymes present in the food and it kills off beneficial bacteria. This is not to say that cooked food is bad and should be abandoned. Quite the contrary. Cooked food has many, many other advantages that should not be ignored. Cooked food releases an abundance of energy and releases nutrients otherwise locked into the food source. Do not stop cooking. This, however, is a chapter on preserved food the vast body of which concerns uncooked food. Traditional, uncooked, preserved food retains and in many cases boosts the nutrient content of the food being preserved, enzymes remain in tact and in the case of traditionally pickled food are brimming with trillions of LABs that feed our micro-flora. It is for this reason that Sally Fallon recommends always eating some raw, preferably fermented, condiments along-side cooked food. PICKLING Pickling is a loose term used …