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This group of foods is connected only by two facts: One, they are all superbly healthy foods, and two, none of them fits neatly into any of the other categories. Sure, sauerkraut and kimchi are both technically vegetables, but they’re also fermented and used as condiments. And olives are a fruit, but no one thinks of them that way. And into what category would bee pollen go?

It seemed simpler to group these misfits into their own category.

So, what we have here is a group of wonderfully nutritious foods that range all over the map, from traditional fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi, to the mineral-rich ...

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