Gut health is about more than just digestion.
Experts now believe that a healthy gut microbiome could help boost everything from your immune system to your mental health.
Now a new English Market stall is selling a delicious range of products designed to help customers include plenty of gut-healthy probiotic and fermented foods into their everyday menus.
Founded by Linda O’Flynn and Ivo Duarte, Terra Ignis has taken on the busy market’s start-up area, offered free of charge to select entrepreneurs once a year. The company makes a range of fermented products including oak bark fermented ketchup, gooseberry and honeysuckle soda, and lemon verbena kombucha vinegar, all presented in beautiful bottles that are guaranteed to become a talking point on the dining table.
Linda has worked as a bartender in Cork for 11 years, most recently developing award-winning cocktail menus in Cask, while Ivo has been a chef for 11 years and has worked on both organic and biodynamic farms.
Together, the pair are igniting age-old techniques, making inaccessible ingredients available to the masses. Accompanied by their daughter, Daisy, they grow, forage and support local producers, crafting each product to celebrate local plants.
“Coupled with Ivo’s fermentation experience, Linda uses her extensive knowledge in herbalism to create probiotic sodas, vinegars and cordials with local seasonal plants at their heart.” a spokesperson for the Market told us.
“Moving with the seasons, Terra Ignis will bring to its English Market stall a variety of underused and beneficial plants, crafted to create products full of probiotics and flavour, balanced by nature.”
Check out Terra Ignis at The English Market, open 8am-6pm, Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays & Bank Holidays).