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: Kombucha: What you need to know.

Kombucha is prepared by fermenting sweetened tea with a symbiotic culture of yeasts and bacteria. The product is a slightly sweet, carbonated, acidic tea beverage. Some call it mushroom tea or “elixir of life,” but no matter what you call it, kombucha is one of the hottest trends in the beverage industry. The fermented tea […]

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