We all know that we should be eating and drinking more probiotic foods, right? Yogurt, kefir, kombucha, water kefir, and buttermilk all contain important enzymes and healthy bacteria. And what about sourdough? If you were following my phytic acid research, you know that sourdough not only tastes delicious but is one of the best ways to reduce anti-nutrients in grains.
While you can sometimes buy high quality products in the stores, they are generally very expensive or have additives and other ingredients best avoided. Making your own insures a high quality product and you save a lot of money too! You make a gallon of homemade yogurt for the price of a gallon of milk! Kombucha just costs pennies per serving, and kefir and buttermilk is cheaper as well as high quality when homemade. I personally love making my own sourdough bread. It agrees with my tummy, saves us a lot of money by making our own, and it good for us too!
I’ve used many of the cultures from Cultures from Health and have always been impressed with the customer service as well as the high quality of the starters. Today, Cultures for Health is giving away five starters of your choice to one lucky winner! Cultures for Health traded a dehydrator for advertising on my site and I suggested that we offer this giveaway. I am very happy that one of my readers get’s such a great culture starter pack!!!!
Lets take a look at your options.
Cultures for Health carry a wide variety of yogurt starters. The great thing about these starters is that as long as you keep them alive, you never have to buy a yogurt starter again! Along with selling starters suitable to use in yogurt makers, they also sell yogurts that ferment at room temperature! They are super easy to get started and keep going.
I love this tangy, flavorful drink. Rich in enzymes and probiotics, it’s a great addition to your diet as well. Once you have the mother, it’s very frugal and cheap to make your own (buying them at the store is so expensive!).
Cultures for Health carries a wide variety of sourdough starters. Sourdough starters include white flour, whole wheat, spelt, brown rice, kamut, and rye starters. Buy (or choose if you win!) the starter using the type of flour you plan on using with your sourdough. That way you don’t have to get your sourdough starter adjusted to a new flour. I currently have the whole wheat starter and love it! It’s work very well for me with an excellent rise time.
Or start making your own buttermilk! I had no idea that it was so easy. Just add some starter and let ferment at room temperature until done. “Our buttermilk starter creates a traditional cultured buttermilk which is rich in nutritional value including enzymes, potassium, vitamin B12, riboflavin and calcium; allowing you to make buttermilk without the additives and stabilizers common in commercially available varieties of buttermilk. One packet of starter culture can be used to make unlimited amounts of buttermilk as it can be serial cultured–a small amount of buttermilk from the current batch is then reserved to inoculate the next batch of homemade buttermilk. With care, our buttermilk culture can be used to make homemade buttermilk indefinitely. No more having to continually buy buttermilk! ”
Kefir is a wonderful food! Whether you make creamy homemade dairy kefir or sparkly water kefir, you will be making another great probiotic food!
This giveaway is now closed!
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This would be so wonderful! I’ve been trying to squeeze some of these cultures into our budget for months now, but with 5 kids, something always seems to come up… 🙂
Thank you so much for the chance to win. I really love my dehydrator and the cultures I have purchased from them and yes, their customer service is awesome! I signed up for the newsletter.
I signed up for the newsletter. Even if I don’t win I think I’ll get some of the cultures. Thanks for the recommendation, I was intimidated with deciding where to go for a sourdough culture. I really like your site and have learned a lot.
What an awesome giveaway!! I signed up for the newsletter and really enjoyed their website, as well. Thanks for a great new resource!
Awesome giveaway! Never heard of them before; great resource.
Anne, they have the best customer service hands-down! I highly recommend them! And I don’t work for them, I am just a happy customer. They were so helpful when I ran into trouble with my Kombucha culture.
How exciting! I signed up for the newsletter and will be placing my first order!
I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for a great give-away!
I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks so much for the giveaway!! I’m definitely going to purchase some things from their website!!
Followed the link and signed up for the Cultures for Health newsletter
thanks so much! I signed up for the newsletter!!
Signed up! Now I’m going to go explore their site! I hope I win!
Hi Kimi! I would like to get started on some kind of cultured beverage, but I’m already pretty overwhelmed with all the new stuff I’ve been doing since the beginning of your e-course: soaking grains, maintaining sour dough starters, making bone broths, making milk kefir, etc. I was wondering whether you would recommend kombucha or water kefir. I’ve been reading about kombucha and it seems kind of labor intensive on top of everything else, not to mention taking a long time. I want something my daughters (9 and almost 4) can drink when they want something a little more fun than milk or water. Any suggestions?
I signed up for the newletter earlier, but for got to comment here!
I love live food but find most of it costly to eat. Kefer has interested me for quite a while but there is no local source. I make my own yogurt most of the time now…and would love to win this giveaway.
sorry…i just read this giveaway is closed. congrats to the winner!