Caldwell's Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

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Caldwell's Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables
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  • Caldwell's Starter Culture makes it simple to ferment raw vegetables at home
  • Based on over 20 years of research conducted in collaboration with Agriculture Canada and Agri-Food Canada
  • Each pouch prepares 4.5lbs of fresh vegetables; 6 pouches per box
  • 100% vegan
  • Refrigeration recommended
  • Why a starter culture? Spontaneous fermentation, i.e. fermentation with only those micro-organisms naturally present on the vegetables, is traditional but can produce variable results. In addition, when vegetables are allowed to ferment with only naturally-occurring micro-organisms, there will be wide fluctuations in taste and/or conservation since there is no way to tell which bacteria or yeast will prevail over the others. A controlled fermentation process using an appropriate starter culture is therefore recommended. Inoculating the vegetables with a starter culture makes it possible to decrease the pH to a safe level in less than 24 hours, thereby ensuring the rapid destruction of harmful micro-organisms. This is not possible with spontaneous fermentation. 

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