Naturally Cultured Beets



  • 10 medium or 3 large beets, cooked, skins removed, chopped or shredded
  • 3/4 cup water
  • One of the following:
    • 1 tablepoon salt
    • 2 to 3 teaspoons salt and 1/4 cup whey
    • A starter culture such as Body Ecology Starter Culture and salt as indicated by the instructions for the specific culture you are working with

  1. If using just salt or salt and whey, dissolve the salt in water then add the whey. If using a starter culture, prepare the liquid according to the package instructions.
  2. Place the beets in the jar and pour the liquid over the beets. Ideally the beets should be submerged under the liquid. Ferment for 3 to 10 days at room temperature.
  3. Once the fermentation period is complete, the beets can be removed to a storage container if desired. Store cultured beets in the refrigerator or root cellar.

Makes approximately one quart.


Cultured Fermented Beets

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