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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.
Have brine leftover from fermenting vegetables? Don't let it go to waste! Save your jar of vegetable brine and put it to good use with one of these ideas.
Go beyond sauerkraut with these recipes for lacto-fermenting all your favorite fall vegetables.
Fermented beans and legumes are a wonderful source of plant-based protein. Learn how to ferment them with this guide.
Try these tips for keeping your vegetables submerged during fermentation, no matter what type of container you use.
Learn how the addition of moisture to raw honey can allow the honey to ferment and increase the benefits often associated with raw honey.
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.
Just because the warm summer months have passed doesn't mean you can't get your fix of vegetable fermenting. Follow these tips and recipes for an abundance of fermented veggies this winter.
Garlic scapes are pungent, just like garlic cloves, but have a brighter, fresher, and lighter flavor. They are delicious in salads, any dish requiring garlic, and get an extra tangy boost from lacto-fermentation.
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.