Boost your fermented foods and nurture your microbiome!
Nothing pleases me more than to introduce you to the vegetable starter, Cutting Edge Cultures. Several experts on fermentation and probiotics joined together to make the strongest vegetable starter on the market today. I am pleased to be a part of this and I can't tell you how excited I am about this product.
Change The Inner Eco System
Cultured foods have been a part of the healthiest diets for thousands of years and are essential to a long, and healthy life. They change the inner ecosystem, and build resistance to infections, help with digestion, appetite and weight control. They also supply the adrenals with extra vitamin C needed to repair and maintain stability. Cultured vegetables change the gut flora and by enhancing the right microbes you can reduce the cravings for sweets, and processed junk food. Research is growing on this powerful bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum that has an ability to remove chemicals and pesticides from your vegetables and reverse, diseases like IBS, and Colitis.
The Best Starter Culture
I can't tell you how exciting this is to me that kitchens across the world will have the ability to turn their own fruits and vegetables into superfoods just by adding this culture. They'll bubble and ferment on your counter, producing billions of probiotics and then work wonders to heal and strengthen your inner microbiome. If you would like to see more research and information, click here.
If you live in the USA, you can order directly from my store. I keep these cultures refrigerated to ensure that they stay alive & fresh while they are waiting for you to adopt them.
Cutting Edge Cultures also has them for sale directly on their website.
You can also get them from Amazon.com, just know that I don't think that the Amazon warehouse keeps them refrigerated.
Refrigeration is always recommended! These cultures will last 24 months in the fridge, even longer in the freezer, but only about two weeks at room temperature.
UK and Ireland:
Check out these delicious Cultured Veggie recipes! I just know you'll find one you can't live without.
Fermented foods play a vital role in nurturing your microbiome & health
There is now a growing body of scientific research to support what most cultures have known for hundreds or thousands of years – fermented foods play a critical role in nurturing a healthy microbiome, and a healthy microbiome is an essential foundation for good overall health.
Almost every culture has developed its own versions of cultured foods such as sauerkraut, kimchee, kombucha, cheeses, pickles, beer, and wine. These have played a vital role for two key reasons:
- The natural process of lacto-fermentation safely preserves them for future consumption, and
- The consumption of fermented foods delivers essential nutrients and probiotics that promote a healthy microbiome
In this modern era of widespread refrigeration, the first role has tended to become less important, but the second is now much more important than ever.
Studies of the human microbiome are confirming that gut and digestive health are foundational to overall human health. Modern diets and lifestyles tend to reduce the diversity of our microbiomes and render us vulnerable. For example, antibiotics deplete both good bacteria and bad, and restoring a healthy microbiome can take years after treatment.
According to the Weston A Price Foundation:
“Like the fermentation of dairy products, preservation of vegetables and fruits by the process of lacto-fermentation has numerous advantages beyond those of simple preservation. The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their digestibility and increases vitamin levels. These beneficial organisms produce numerous helpful enzymes as well as antibiotic……substances. Their main by-product, lactic acid, not only keeps vegetables and fruits in a state of perfect preservation but also promotes the growth of healthy flora throughout the intestine.”
Eating fermented foods can help replenish your microbiome, help increase its probiotic diversity, help restore your digestive function, and help improve your overall health.
Making your own fermented foods is healthy and safe
First, when making your own fermented foods you are able to ensure that your ingredients are healthy, clean, natural, local, and organic if possible. Second, when you make them yourself you know that the healthy bacteria will not have been killed through pasteurization. Most people are surprised to learn that almost all commercially available sauerkraut has been pasteurized. Third, we are better at eating well when the right foods are readily available to us. When you make your own, most people make enough to meet their needs for weeks or months and the great thing about fermented vegetables is that they can stay delicious and healthy for months and even years.
Using Cutting Edge Starter Culture will improve your results
Cutting Edge Starter Culture is a synergistic blend of carefully selected bacteria strains – each plays a vital role in optimizing the natural lacto fermentation process to ensure that you achieve healthy and delicious results.
When we started, our mission was simply to make a better starter to improve results when fermenting vegetables. We went all the way back to the drawing board and into the laboratory. We identified species of bacteria and probiotics that occur naturally and have demonstrated efficacy in catalyzing the fermentation of vegetables. We studied the roles that each play in the process and we realized that the best overall results were obtained when we used a combination of three different bacteria, as each plays a unique role at a particular stage of the process. This was only the beginning – we then combined these cultures in numerous different blends and tested, tested, and tested. Eventually, we achieved the superior results we knew were possible.
One of the key criteria we used to evaluate our blends was how quickly and by how much the acidity increased after fermentation began. The faster you can drop the pH in your homemade fermented vegetables, the healthier and safer they will be.
As the results above demonstrate, we accomplished our goal. Cutting Edge Cultures’ starter culture catalyzes the natural lacto-fermentation process and induces a much faster reduction in pH than using no starter culture. Furthermore, using our starter culture produced dramatically better results than the leading starter culture.
More Gut Microbiome and Probiotic Research
For more information on probiotics, your gut microbiome, and your health, check out the following resources:
- Fermented Fruits and Vegetables of Asia: A Potential Source of Probiotics
- Kimchi, a Fermented Vegetable, Improves Serum Lipid Profiles in Healthy Young Adults: Randomized Clinical Trial
- Probiotic products in Canada with clinical evidence: What can gastroenterologists recommend?
- Irritable bowel syndrome: A microbiome-gut-brain axis disorder?
- Mechanistic links between gut microbial community dynamics, microbial functions and metabolic health
- The Human Microbiome and Probiotics: Implications for Pediatrics
- Weston A. Price Health Topics
If you’re ready to improve your gut microbiome and enjoy delicious homemade fermented vegetables, check out our starter culture now.
Keep in mind that we aren’t doctors or medical professionals of any stripe. We aren’t giving medical advice here. We’re just expressing how much we love eating healthy, are excited to produce a starter culture that’s safer for your family, and have benefited from a healthier gut microbiome. Hopefully, you’ll soon be able to say your gut microbiome is in great shape, too!