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One of the main benefits of making fermented foods and natural products at home, is that you have control over the ingredients that go into the final product.
At Cultures for Health, we want you to be successful, no matter what you are making from scratch. Often times, the ingredients and equipment you use for fermenting can have a significant impact on your final product.
But between the different types of tea you can use to brew kombucha and the variety of milk available for making yogurt, there are nearly endless ingredient options to choose from. How do you know what to use?
We've outlined the common options you have for ingredients and equipment, and added our two cents about what works best with our starter cultures and supplies.
Browse our expert advice below, and remember...you can do this!
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