Fermented foods are just what your body needs to boost your immune system and detoxify, because they feed the good bacteria colonies in your colon, the ones that keep the balance of the digestion process. Red cabbage is a highly detoxifying food because like all of its relatives in the cruciferous family it has a unique nutritional profile in which antioxidants are present in high doses. It also contains fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The lactic acid fermentation process doesn’t destroy its nutrients, but actually improves its nutritional profile with vitamins B and C and enzymes. The healthy fats in the raw seeds ensures an optimal absorption of the antioxidants in the cabbage.Print
½ head medium red cabbage, finely chopped
½ tsp sea salt
1 small onion, finely diced
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
In a large bowl add the chopped cabbage, onion and salt, and use your hands to massage everything until the vegetables start to leave their juices in the bowl.
Transfer the mixture into a very clean airtight jar, press well to remove the air, then close the jar and let sit at room temperature for about three days, until the lactic fermentation occurs.
Transfer the fermented vegetables into a medium bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add the seeds and mix to combine, then serve.