Vegetables are cultured at room temperature (15o-20oC / 60o-70oF).
This culture is specialy formulated for vegetables (not fruit nor meat).
Refrigeration is recommended.
This is the only starter culture produced which is 100% vegan.
Caldwell's starter culture is based on over 20 years of dedicated state-of-the-art research conducted in collaboration with Agriculture Canada and Agri-Food Canada.
Let your imagination go wild.
The next great food? It's up to you. Get your veggies while they're in season (and probably cheaper), preferably organically grown. Combine two or more different crops. Dream up which spices, herbs and other ingredients that could make them different, delicious, original and fabulous. Then, while following our instructions for culturing, combine them for the maturing period. Don't forget to write down your quantities and proportions in case you want to make it again.
If it's a hit, share it with your friends, and us. We'll try to replicate your recipe and if we think it's worth publishing on this site, you'll get credit and a free box of Caldwell's Starter Culture.
Caldwell's bio fermentation starter lets you produce consistently successful results, enhancing taste, crispness and health benefits.
Watch this short video showing how easy it is to prepare your own raw cultured vegetables, presented by Amanda Love, also known as the Barefoot Cook.