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The traditional fermented foods of Thailand

The traditional fermented foods of Thailand

  Fermented Food play in an important role in the Thai diet and in the life of Thai people. Most Thai eat a fermented product in one form or another every day. As a country with a seasonal tropical climate Thailand is very dry except for the 3-4 months of the rainy season. Therefore, little food can be obtained for several months of the year when there is a shortage of water and before the crops are ready for harvesting, making food storage and preservation important factors in maintaining food supplies in rural areas.