Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby sarahb12 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:43 pm

I just use a pre-boiled brine of 1 teaspoon of salt per cup of water. I break open a Jarrow IBS (l. plantarum) supplement. Then I pour it over the glass jar full of kraut(chopped cabbage) or pickles & let it set on counter for 5 days.
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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby eap1992 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:11 am

This may be a dumb question, but do you want to be drinking the brine (along with eating the cabbage) in the Bubbies?


Just had a couple spoonfuls now. Going to take a little getting used to.... haha

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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby SusanJ » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:48 pm

I don't, but make sure you shake the bottle before serving. Guess it moves the little buggers from the bottom.

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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby eap1992 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:20 pm

SusanJ wrote:I don't, but make sure you shake the bottle before serving. Guess it moves the little buggers from the bottom.



Ok good, that was the worst part. And yes I did. Thanks Susan!

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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby betsyflowers » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:26 pm

Fyi: "We do not consider Bubbies Sauerkraut pasteurized, but we cannot call it raw either. Bubbies Sauerkraut is heated briefly in our bottle wash after being sealed in the jar. This quick process does not eliminate all the cultures, just some of them that are producing the bulk of the carbon dioxide gas at that stage of fermentation." (From Bubbies Website).

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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby buck3Maureen » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:18 pm

For those of you who want to go a step further and are avoiding dairy, the brine can be used to make nut cheeses. Miyoko Schinner spent a year learning how to ferment nuts and come up with with some great nut cheeses. I can vouch for her cream cheese and ricotta.

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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby SusanJ » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:54 am

Maureen, thanks for that tidbit. I make nut ricotta often, and would be thrilled to try a nut cheese. Off to research...

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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby jolicoeur » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:18 am

betsyflowers wrote:Fyi: "We do not consider Bubbies Sauerkraut pasteurized, but we cannot call it raw either. Bubbies Sauerkraut is heated briefly in our bottle wash after being sealed in the jar. This quick process does not eliminate all the cultures, just some of them that are producing the bulk of the carbon dioxide gas at that stage of fermentation." (From Bubbies Website).


Hi Betsyflowers

Thanks for this info. I use to buy this sauerkraut brand. This topic is a world of discoveries.
I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you on the site.
There is a lot of info in the 'welcome/primer' section that we would find very interesting as well.
Again welcome and feel free to ask any questions.

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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby kayell » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:36 am

betsyflowers wrote:Fyi: "We do not consider Bubbies Sauerkraut pasteurized, but we cannot call it raw either. Bubbies Sauerkraut is heated briefly in our bottle wash after being sealed in the jar. This quick process does not eliminate all the cultures, just some of them that are producing the bulk of the carbon dioxide gas at that stage of fermentation." (From Bubbies Website).


It's getting increasingly easy to find fresh, raw fermented foods. There's a stand at the farmer's market in my area (outer DC suburbs) that sells Number One Son's kimchi, pickles and krauts. I also find several brands at the local health food store and at Wegman's (east coast chain). My daughter was able to get good kraut and kimchi at farmer's markets and health food stores in Albuquerque. A lot of these smaller producers have a great variety of tasty treats. Right now in the fridge I have wasabi dills (zingy!), kraut with rye seeds, and daikon kimchi. Asian groceries are also great sources for a variety of kimchis.

For really fresh fermented food, it's a good idea to open them in the sink with a towel/cloth over the top. You know they have piles of good bacteria if they fizz a bit!
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Re: Pickles and other beneficial foods...?

Postby betsyflowers » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:38 am

I agree Kayell!
I even make my own fermented food, it's fun and easy. I just wanted everyone to know that you don't get the full benefits from Bubbies. It's nice to have a "go to" in the store if you can't get your regular ferments, but I was disappointed to find out this information and wanted to share.


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