What is Fermented Vegetables?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Kimchi


Fermented foods (i.e. kimchi) are produced or preserved by the action of microorganisms that work convert sugar to alcohol using yeast. It is believed that fermented foods, are rich in vitamins/enzymes and that these foods may aid in digestion and help balance the natural bacteria in the gut.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 2 1
Support digestive health 2 2
Nasal polyps 1 1
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fermented Vegetables

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Sneezing 1


Based on patients currently using Fermented Vegetables

Dosage Patients
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Fermented Vegetables

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Fermented Vegetables


Currently using Fermented Vegetables

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped using Fermented Vegetables

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Fermented Vegetables.