Use this starter culture as an alternative to culturing vegetables with salt or whey. Learn more about culturing vegetables with our collection of Cultured Vegetable Expert Advice Articles.
- Each box contains 6 packets of starter culture. Store extra packets in freezer until ready to use.
- Use to culture vegetables or to culture cream for making cultured butter or creme fraiche (see below).
- To culture vegetables add 1 packet culture to any vegetable ferment. Follow recipe instructions or ferment each batch at 70°F for several days.
- Direct-set (single-use) culture.
- Additional instructions and recipes are included.
- Not appropriate for culturing fruit, according to the manufacturer.
Body Ecology Starter Culture Instructions
- Add 1 packet culture to any vegetable ferment - 1 packet will culture up to 6 quarts (1.5 gallons) of vegetables.
- Follow recipe instructions or ferment each batch at 70°F for several days.
- To make crème fraîche, add 1 packet starter culture to 1 pint heavy whipping cream. Culture at 72-75°F for 24 hours.
- To make cultured butter, make crème fraîche and follow the instructions in our article How to Make Cultured Butter.
Body Ecology Starter Culture Ingredients and Allergen Information
- Lactobacillus plantarum, pediococcus acidolactici, leuconostoc cremoris, and inulin.
- This product contains no GMO ingredients.
- According to the manufacturer, this product is dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
- May contain trace amounts of dairy.
- Inulin is derived from chicory root.
Body Ecology Starter Storage and Shipping Information
Store in refrigerator or freezer. This product is shipped in a dehydrated state and keeps:
- In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 12 months
- In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12 months or more
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