What is a Culture Starter?
Simply defined, a Culture Starter consist of microorganisms that are inoculated directly into food mediums in order to begin the fermentation process to make your own fermented foods at home.
Although many fermented foods can be made without a Culture Starter, the addition of concentrated microorganisms, in the form of a Culture Starter, provides a basis for insuring that the ferment contains consistent and safe microorganisms and that you can be confident that you know the strains your are fermenting and consuming.
Our Culture Starters are therapeutic grade probiotics. That means they have a probiotic count that has been known to effect change within your gut. Many store bought fermented foods simply don't have the probiotic strength to support your gut and therefore making ferments at home using our Culture Starters is going to be far more therapeutic, result in developing a diverse and rocking gut microbiome and be far more cost effective.
Our Yoghurt, Kefir, Orange and Apple Juice Culture Starters have 8 custom Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus strains + a beneficial yeast, Saccharomyces Boulardii.
Our Diversity Dough Culture Starter has 5 custom Bifidobacterium strains and a beneficial yeast, Saccharomyces Boulardii.
A 250ml Culture Starter is full of enough probiotic goodness to make 10L of Coconut Yoghurt, Kefir, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, or 10 loaves of Diversity Dough.
Our Starters are super simple to make and it will be ready in days, not months!!!!
You only need 3 things:
- A Kultured Wellness Culture Starter
- Your chosen medium (apple juice, orange juice, coconut water, coconut cream or Diversity Dough premix)
- A 3L Airtight Jar
Just combine your Culture Starter with your chosen medium, let it ferment for 24-48 hours (will depend on the type of ferment you are making and the weather), and you are ready to go!
Our Culture Strains...
How it all began...
People often ask me how our Kultured Wellness cultures came to be and it is a story of both desperation and innovation. Curious? Let me share my family’s story with you and how I came to develop our cultures