Season 2, Ep. 3: Fermented Food Biomes | Prof. Paul Cotter

February 9, 2021

Kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi… fermented foods such as these have suddenly appeared on the shelves and menus around the world. Much of this is due to our increasing knowledge about our gut microbiomes. But what is the scientific evidence behind fermented foods? Do they actually change our gut microbiomes? Do their microbes survive transit through the gastrointestinal tract? Should we all be eating more fermented foods? In this episode, Dr. Ruairi Robertson speaks to Prof. Paul Cotter from Teagasc Food Research Centre and University College Cork in Ireland to answer all of these questions and discuss his world-leading research in fermented foods.


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