For 15 years, pickle makers from across the East Coast have gathered to celebrate brined vegetables at New York City’s Lower East Side Pickle Day. Last year, thirty thousand people squeezed in lines beside white tents that stretched over a quarter mile. A word appeared on some of the sauerkraut tents: “probiotic.”…
You’ve probably suspected that your household drinking water—which came from a reservoir, through underground pipes, to your filthy kitchen sink—wasn’t sterile. Now scientists are studying exactly what’s in that water.
Well, this lends new meaning to "not wanting to see how the sausage is made." A team of Spanish scientists has been using bacteria cultivated from infant poop in order to ferment healthier sausages.
While eating human flesh may be the ultimate taboo, human microbes, saliva, and even hair have been integral to the making of certain food and beverages. From traditional brews to culinary concept art, here are seven edibles that started, in part, inside the human body.
No man is an island. If anything, every man is a sentient, mobile farm for the countless quadrillions of bacteria that colonize us. And by introducing the right bacteria into that equation, you can give your body one heck of a boost.
Researchers have shown that male mice that eat yogurt lug around bigger testicles, inseminate partners faster, and produce more offspring than those who don't. And yogurt-eating females give birth to larger and healthier litters.