I just came across a really good article on the benefits of fermentation and thought someone else might be interested in the subject.
I, for one, believe that fermented food items are great but it's really about the nutritional benefit. Here's the link: http://rareseeds.com/blog/cooking/fermenting-health/
When Roland and I met, I was one of those people who opened the box or can and warmed up the family meal. After our marriage in 2005, I truely began to appreciate what food is really about, not only that it can taste very good, and be nutritious, but that it can be a celebration of who you are and the people that you share it with.