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When you make it at home, you choose what goes into the final product. You can learn to make homemade cultured vegetables, fruit, and condiments with the wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.
Lacto-fermentation is a method of food preservation that also enhances the nutrient content of the food.
Whether you're looking to culture vegetables, fruits or condiments, we have the resources you need to be successful! Browse our expert advice below and remember...you can do this!
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A white film is common on fermented vegetables. Before discarding anything, read this helpful article to determine whether your vegetables are safe to eat.
Mold happens when fermenting vegetables. Learn what causes it, what to do with a moldy vegetable ferment, and how to prevent this issue with future batches.
Need help with your fermented vegetables? Our complete FAQ will help you decide what to do with your fermented vegetables and whether they are safe to eat.
What is cross contamination and what are the risks when fermenting? Find out more and learn what best practices will keep your cultures safe.
How long will your starter cultures or fermented foods be good at different temperatures? Here is a handy reference.
During summer's heat, culturing can be tricky. Keep your ferments cool with these tips and ideas on how to beat the heat.
Learn how to make cultured and fermented foods using starter cultures during the cool winter months. Plus ideas for how to keep cultures warm!