Our vision is to enhance the well-being of our community by providing a source for unprocessed, highly nutritious living foods. We aim to develop a network of like-minded artisans and promote their products in our store and on social media. We will provide our clientele with the information and inspiration needed to integrate lacto-fermentation into their daily lives.

Ilkay and Damian started experimenting with lacto-fermentation in 2011 at their home in Long Beach. There were many lackluster attempts along the way, but meticulous research and the proper equipment soon resulted in a kitchen filled with ferments at various stages of transformation. A combined 20 years of professional cooking experience has given them the knowledge and discipline required to bring humanity’s oldest food production techniques into the modern culinary consciousness.

WHAT IS LACTO-FERMENTATION?

 

• Humans have been using fermentation techniques to preserve food for thousands of years.

 

• Following the application of sea salt and packing into a proper fermentation vessel, beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus Plantarum begin to feed on the sugars in raw vegetables, producing lactic acid and CO2.

 

• The pH decreases and oxygen is pushed out, creating an environment inhospitable to harmful microbes.

 

• Carbohydrates and proteins are broken down, increasing the bio-availability of vitamins and minerals.

 

• Micronutrients and enzymes are created, which help to detoxify our bodies.

 

• The ferments will improve in texture and color, while developing delicious complex flavors over several months.

 

• A serving of sauerkraut contains dozens of probiotic strains and trillions of microorganisms, which keep our intestinal flora healthy and working efficiently.

 

• Probiotic consumption will prevent diseases of the GI tract, increase white blood cells, lower blood pressure and improve liver function.

 

• Although ferments are acidic, they produce an alkalizing effect in the bloodstream. When the body’s pH is above 7.4, there is a much lower chance of developing inflammation-related diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

 

 

At Fermentality, we use only:

 

• Locally-Sourced Organic Produce

 

• Water filtered by reverse osmosis

 

Hakata no shio, a Japanese solar sea salt

 

• Medicinal plants, such as turmeric, ginger, and garlic

 

• Whole spices and Korean red chile flakes (gochugaru)

 

• Our desire to improve your gut health and quality of life

Where to Buy

 

Bixby Trading Post

 

3803 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA

Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
Sun 10am-5pm

 

 

 

Farmer's Markets 

 

 

Bixby Knolls

(Uptown Long Beach)

 

4600 Atlantic Ave

 

Thursdays 2-7pm

 

 

 

       Cerritos Towne Centre

 

17870 Park Plaza Dr

 

Saturdays 8am-12pm

 

 

 

Alamitos Bay Marina

(Long Beach)

 

231 Marina Dr

 

Sundays 9am-2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern flavors.
Ancient techniques.
Perpetual health.

Modern flavors. Ancient techniques. Perpetual health.

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