Safe Preserving: Tips for Safe Sauerkraut and Genuine Dills

Sauerkraut and genuine dill pickles are fermented products. Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation. In a natural fermentation reaction we select for native microflora to accomplish the fermentation, there is no added starter culture. The natural bacteria feed off sugars drawn from the cabbage or cukes and produce acid. Acid […]

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Safe Preserving: Fermented Foods

There has been an explosion of different kinds of fermented products in the marketplace. Foods such as sauerkraut, kimchee, kombucha and yogurts of all kinds are increasingly found at farmers’ markets and retail stores. Some of these products may be safely made at home, while others can not. Fermentation. Fermented products are preserved by the […]

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