Kombucha is proof that healthy drinks don’t have to be boring (Picture: Getty)
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Probiotics-rich fermented foods have become more popular because of their claimed health benefits.
But, with the industry booming and hundreds of products on the market, it can be a bit daunting trying to find the best ones to buy.
Here we have a list of the more well-known fermented foods such as kefir (a thick yoghurt-like drink), kimchi (fermented vegetables, eaten as a side dish in Korean cuisine), and kombucha (a fermented cold tea, often flavoured).
We’ve also included a few unique fermented products such as champagne-infused hot sauce, and soy vegan cheese.
Eaten Alive’s Champagne Citrus XO Hot Sauce
Champagne-infused spicy sauce (Picture: Supplied)
This hot sauce is made using aged and fermented lemon drop chillies, aged champagne, yuzu juice and pickled citrus fruits. £15.99, eatenalive.co.uk
Vadasz Raw Kimchi
You can eat kimchi with almost any meal (Picture: Supplied)
This kimchi is live-cultured, so contains probiotics that are beneficial to the gut. Add to your sandwiches, salad or a burger. £3.50, sainsburys.co.uk
Nexba Mixed Berry Kombucha
Sugar-free fermented tea (Picture: Supplied)
For a sugar free option, try Nexba Mixed Berry Kombucha. It has a unique strain of probiotic bacillus coagulans, which is scientifically proven to improve gut health and boost the immune system. £1.79, hollandandbarrett.com
No.1 Living Plus Immune drink
Immunity aid (Picture: Supplied)
Combining kombucha with reishi mushroom, yuzu and ginger extracts, No.1 Living Plus Immune helps support your immune system and maintain a healthy gut. £23.99 (12 x 250ml cans), no1living.com
High Point Ruby Aperitif
Non-alcoholic tipple (Picture: Supplied)
High Point create non-alcoholic spirits with herbs and botanical infusions that are fermented for 30 days. The Ruby Aperitif tastes of hibiscus, lavender and pink peppercorn, while Amber has a hint of vanilla and toffee. £19.99 each, highpointdrinks.co.uk
Biotiful Baked Milk Kefir
Baked for a more creamy texture (Picture: Supplied)
If you don’t like the fizzy texture of kefir, Biotiful’s Baked Milk Kefir is made from live riazhenka cultures which do not contain yeast. It’s baked before fermentation, which makes it thick, creamy and sweet. £3.10, abelandcole.co.uk
All natural (Picture: Supplied)
Made from 100 per cent natural ingredients, Fix8 Kombucha is a probiotic drink with both live cultures and 25 per cent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. £1.79 per can, fix8.com
Bertinet Bakery Sourdough Bread
Keeping it simple (Picture: Steve Lancefield)
Who doesn’t love sourdough and Bertinet Bakery Sourdough is only made with flour, water and sea salt. There’s no nasty ingredients and the bread is fermented in the traditional way. £3.50, ocado.com
Yondu Vegetable Umami seasoning sauce
All-purpose savory seasoning (Picture: Supplied)
Yondu Vegetable Umami seasoning sauce comes from a family-run business with 75 years of fermentation expertise. Made from organic soybeans, yeast extract and a simmered broth of savoury vegetables it undergoes a slow fermentation technique. £5.79 (150ml), amazon.co.uk
Agua de Madre Culture Shots
Get your culture fix (Picture: Supplied)
Quick and easy, these Agua de Madre Culture Shots contain pressed ginger, turmeric, lemon, agave and kefir. A dash of black pepper helps with absorption. £19.95 (pack of six), aguademadre.co.uk
Julienne Bruno fermented soy vegan cheese
Freshly made each week (Picture: Supplied)
Vegan cheese brand Julienne Bruno is made using fermented soy. It’s created in fresh batches each week using organic soya and coconut oil, and is naturally fermented. £4.50, juliennebruno.com
It can be a bit daunting trying to find the best fermented products.