Wonderful brine from our fermented vegetables! So what do you do with brine? Fermented brine is one of the most cleansing and hydrating probiotic tonics!!! It has lots of uses –
fermented brine (that goes is so good as a shot chaser at the bar!) has been known to help ease suffering associated with hangover. It’s thought to replenish the sodium and mineral levels in the body that a hangover depletes.
Muscle cramps –
in the sports world, it’s also a known habit for athletes to drink it after a workout to reduce cramping.
PMS – it may lessen the affects of cramps in the same way that athletes use it for post-workout cramps.
it has been used as a soothing agent for heartburn.
It is used by many athletes for hydration because of the sodium and electrolytes it can contain. It is particularly good when a high quality mineral rich salt is used – and we us Himalayan Pink salt that has many naturally occurring mineral compounds!
Shots to your Health
Some people have a craving for brine just for the taste, but think about all of those vitamins, minerals, and probiotics in that magical liquid? Why get rid of all of that nutrition? Have a sip or two occasionally and drink in all that flavor!
Boost the Flavor of your Recipes
Try adding more flavor to dishes like rice, fish, tempeh, tofu, hummus, or anything that calls for vinegar or needs more of a salty/tangy zing.
Fermented brine is highly acidic so marinating a protein in it can flavor and tenderize it whether it’s meat, tofu, tempeh or whatever.
When poaching fish, try adding fermented brine to the poaching water to infuse some of that acid flavor.
Why use regular old distilled vinegar when you can leftover brine for your salad dressings?
Fermented brine can be an excellent flavor booster for your homemade sauces! And if you do not add it to anything hot it will keep its probiotic benefits and will help with digestion!
Did you know that people in the restaurant industry sometimes use fermented brine to clean blackened copper pans? You can also try using this for your BBQ grill.