Episode 146: Do Cultured Veggies Need a Starter?

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No, you do not need a starter culture to make cultured veggies. However, by using a starter you will receive more probiotics and a lot of other benefits. Let me explain your options and you can better choose which is the best method for you.

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Do Cultured Veggies Need a Starter?

This is something special to know about sauerkraut: you don't actually need a culture to make it. The cabbage combined with salt will make its own good bacteria. These good bacteria dominate and crowd out the harmful ones and preserve the food in a safe way. You can make sauerkraut with just salt, but you must add enough salt with this method to inhibit the growth of bad bacteria and to create an environment that is safe.. . .

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