There is a new trend in town and it has been brewing for quite some time – it is fermented food. It is not only trending like never before but has also been cited as the 2018 super food. So, what is fermented food exactly and what about it has people talking so much?What Is Fermented Food?If you think you haven’t had fermented food before, you may be wrong. Have you ever had a hot dog with mustard and sauerkraut? Well, that kraut’s unique flavor comes from fermentation. Yep, the Germans knew what they were doing when it came to fermented food. Add dill pickles to the list and anything “pickled” that your mom has stored down in the basement, and you are part of the fermentation club. Other fermented foods which have made the international spotlight in the past few years are kimchi, kefir, yogurt, pickled beets, pickled eggs, pickled meat… well, pretty much anything pickled.Why Is Fermented Food So Popular Now?Fermented food has actually been around for quite a long time. It has always been a great way to preserve seasonal veggies and even fruit, making sure that extra crops never go to waste and foods can be eaten in off-seasonal periods as well. Generally, foods are jarred in vinegar and spices, sealed and saved until you have that craving for a sour treat.Why it is popular now could have something to do with the fact that people are wising up to taking care of their bodies through the food they eat. Not only do pickled goods and naturally fermented dairy simply taste great, they are also extremely healthy on the body, helping the digestive system clean out your gut!The probiotics found in fermented food helps detox your body and strengthens your immune system, making clean eating easier than ever. What Is Our Favorite Fermented Product?Wine of course! The complex flavors that lie within a bottle of wine are thanks to fermentation, which makes it one of the best fermented products on the market and has been proven to have health benefits of its own.So, stock up on farmer’s market products and wine and you are set for the newest trends which are sure to last!