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Great product for the price and good turn out for the cultured carrots I made

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Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

SKU: 2559
$22.95

Availability: In stock

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Description

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Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables is uniquely designed to create probiotic and nurient rich superfoods, including homemade sauerkraut, kimchee, cultured beets, and more, all in the comfort of your kitchen!  

  • Each box contains 6 pouches.
  • Each pouch prepares 5 lbs of raw vegetables.
  • Culture vegetables at room temperature: 60-70ºF.
  • This culture is suitable for vegetable culturing only; not suitable for culturing fruit.
  • Click here for the results of a laboratory study of this starter culture.
  • Learn How to Ferment Vegetables using our helpful step-by-step guide.
  • Having trouble fermenting vegetables? Browse our Fermented Vegetable Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Fermented Vegetable Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Shelf Life and Storage Information

Cutting Edge Vegetable Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried culture. The starter keeps:

  • In the refrigerator (≤39°F): 12 months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12 months


Actual product may differ from image shown above.

 

Additional

Additional Information

UPC 0079830435650

Reviews

8 Reviews For "Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables"

  1. Works wonderfully!

    by Laurie B. on 05 Fri,2015

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    I tried this starter with my usual recipe of green cabbage and shredded carrots, and it started bubbling away overnight! After a few days I opened the jar and the fermented veggies tasted great, tart and crunchy. Recommend!

  2. Excellent

    by Theresa on 06 Mon,2015

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    I would highly recommend this product. I

  3. Cutting Edge Starter

    by oily4me on 07 Mon,2015

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    I was not using a starter for my lac-to fermented veggies. I feel the starter culture adds flavor and the probiotics are an added bonus.

  4. Quality is excellent!

    by Nita on 12 Thu,2015

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    This product is great! I made 4 quarts of cultured veggies. They fermented well and are tasty.

  5. Great Product!

    by DaisyMae on 09 Sun,2016

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    I made a batch of fermented salsa with nothing but salt, then I made a batch using the starter culture. The batch that I used the starter culture in was a lot better in taste & color than the one with salt only. I will definitely continue to use a starter culture for fermenting my vegetables.

  6. Very happy with the product

    by Sharon on 06 Tue,2015

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    Great product for the price and good turn out for the cultured carrots I made

  7. Makes great tasting Fermented Vegetables

    by Brian76239 on 12 Wed,2015

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    I made vegetable "Noodles" with my spiral slicer. The starter culture produced a nice sour taste in 5 days. The vegetables are still nice and crunchy.

  8. Crappy sample?

    by N/a on 11 Fri,2015

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    I've attempted two vege recipes with your vege product, followed directions to a T, steralized the pickling equipment i bought from you, and after nearly a month for each, nada. I will get my starter from another company from now on.

    Response from CFH: It's very rare for Lacto-fermented vegetables to fail. Please contact our support team for help. We really want you to be successful!

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Ingredients

Cutting Edge Vegetable Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Active bacteria strains (lactobacillus plantarum, leuconostoc mesenteroides, and pediococcus acidilactici), organic tapioca sugar.
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients. 
  • Cutting Edge Vegetable Starter Culture is a vegan, dairy-free product.

 

Cutting Edge Vegetable Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Packaged in a facility also handles products that may contain wheat, soy, eggs, milk, and fish.

 

 

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  • From Lloyd Bennett at 12/27/2015 12:38 PM
    • Can I use this starter to start a Nuka pickle bed?
    • No, it appears Nuka pickling beds use miso, as well as sake/gin/dry sherry.
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  • From Nabil at 12/11/2015 2:25 AM
  • From Hazel at 8/25/2015 7:03 PM
    • If I use Cutting Edge Starter Culture, will I still need to use whey?
    • The directions do not call for whey, but you may find recipes that tell you to use both the starter culture as well as whey.
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  • From Pam Anderson at 7/7/2015 8:35 PM
    • Above you state that Caldwells has organic malltodextrin derived from organic brown rice (as a carrier). Does your product contain organic malltodextrin? If not, does your product have a carrier and if so, what is it?
    • The Cutting Edge Starter Culture does not include maltodextrin, organic tapioca sugar is used as the carrier.
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  • From Noel at 6/29/2015 1:12 PM
    • I've been reading about the importance of the vitamin K2. Is there any documentation that demonstrates the amount of K2 that might be created using the cutting Edge starter?
    • All fermentation will produce K2. Vitamin K2 is produced by lactic acid producing bacteria, which are present in most of our cultures. The amount depends mostly on what is being fermented, for example: Soy beans will produce a lot of K2. Gouda and Jarlsberg cheese, interestingly, also have a ton of K2. We don't measure or test for K2 production in our cultures, so we do not have information regarding the use of Cutting Edge. We do not have any more detailed information on which strains are more productive of vitamin K2.
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  • From Anapilar Shaw at 6/8/2015 5:04 PM
    • I received my Cutting Edge Starter culture about a week ago, but haven't used it yet. Should I store the unopened envelopes in the fridge or freezer, or are they ok in the pantry until I open one?
    • It's always best to store the vegetable cultures in the freezer for the longest shelf life.
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  • From Deniseregina at 6/2/2015 9:41 AM
    • I don't want or need to do 5# of vegetables. I'm looking to do 1-2 quarts. Can I use part of a packet?
    • Certainly! You can divide the packet up into portions for small batches. Store the remaining starter in a sealed container or bag in the refrigerator or freezer.
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  • From Elyn at 5/25/2015 11:58 AM
    • What is the difference between this and the Caldwell starter?
    • Although they do exactly the same thing (ferment veggies), there are few differences:

      Cutting Edge prepares 5 lbs of veggies. Caldwell prepares 4.5 lbs.

      Cutting Edge is a vegan, dairy-free product containing active bacteria strains (lactobacillus plantarum, leuconostoc mesenteroides, and pediococcus acidilactici), organic tapioca sugar. Caldwell's also no longer has milk powder in it, making it suitable for vegans as well, and it contains organic maltodextrin (as a carrier), active lactic bacteria (lactobacillus plantarum, leuconostoc mesenteroides, and pediococcus acidilactici)

      Cutting Edge in the fridge or freezer lasts 12 months. Caldwell can be stored at room temp for 6 months, fridge and freezer 2 years.

      Cutting Edge's allergen statement reads: Packaged in a facility also handles products that may contain wheat, soy, eggs, milk, and fish. Caldwell's reads: Organic maltodextrin is derived from organic brown rice. Manufactured in a facility that occasionally handles wheat, soy, milk, eggs, and fish (including shrimps).
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