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Veggie Culture Starter

  • $22.95

  • $21.80 with 5% subscription discount.

Resist Infections, Enhance Digestion

  • Ideal for appetite and weight control
  • Ideal for pregnant women
  • Ideal for children with Autism and ADD
  • Can be enjoyed daily
  • Easy to make at home
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  • Non GMO
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher

Please Refrigerate Once Received!

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Cultured foods have been an integral part of the healthiest diets for thousands of years and are essential to a long, healthy life. They give birth to a lavish inner ecosystem, building resistance to infections, and greatly enhancing digestion. They are ideal for appetite and weight control, very alkaline and cleansing to the blood.

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How to Make Cultured Vegetables

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Veggie Culture Starter is ideal for pregnant women, ensuring a healthy birth canal for her newborn child who will rely on her to provide healthy bacteria. Children with autism and ADD benefit from the culture as well. Cultured vegetables help take away cravings for sweets, soft drinks, bread, pasta, dairy, fruit and other expansive foods not allowed on the diet.

Research suggests that Lactobacillus plantarum has an ability to reverse gut disbyosis, like IBS, Crohn's Disease and Colitis.

Cultured Vegetable Starter contains the following beneficial bacteria:

  • Lb. plantarum
  • Pediococcus acidolactici
  • Leu. cremoris
  • inulin

Each box contains 6 packets which can be used to make cultured vegetables, cultured whipped butter, and creme fraiche.

An Easy Beginner's Recipe


  • 3 heads green cabbage, shredded in a food processor
  • Several cabbage leaves
  • 6 carrots, large shredded in a food processor
  • 3-inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 packet of Body Ecology® Veggie Culture Starter
  • ½ cup warm (90°) water


  1. Dissolve Veggie Culture Starter with warm water. Add some form of sugar to feed the starter (try Rapadura, Sucanat, honey, Agave, or EcoBloom). Let the starter/sugar mixture sit for about 20 minutes or longer while the L. Plantarum and other bacteria wake up and begin enjoying the sugar. Put aside.
  2. Combine shredded cabbage, carrots, ginger, and garlic in a large bowl.
  3. Remove several cups of this mixture and put into a blender.
  4. Add enough filtered water to make a “brine” the consistency of thick juice. Add culture starter mixture from step 1. Blend well and then add brine back into first mixture. Stir well.
  5. Pack mixture down into a glass or stainless steel container. Use your fist, a wooden dowel, or a potato masher to pack veggies tightly.
  6. Fill container almost full, but leave about 2 inches of room at the top for veggies to expand.
  7. Roll up several cabbage leaves into a tight “log” and place them on top to fill the remaining 2-inch space. Clamp jar closed.
  8. Let veggies sit at about a 70° room temperature for at least 3 days. A week is even better. Refrigerate to slow down fermentation. Enjoy!
  • Non GMO
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher
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5.0 So easy! by Nancy
It was easy to make cultured vegetables using the culture starter. The process went well and in 7 days I had 9 one quart bottles of my own cultured vegetables. They taste great and are helping my digestion. (Posted on 9/13/2017)
5.0 Easy to follow by Julie
As a novice I appreciate how easy the culture starters make the process. I've also used them for my coconut kefir and coconut meat and they came out delicious!! (Posted on 9/7/2017)
5.0 Tasty, healthy, easy, helps with digestion by Jen
My favorite combo: beets, carrots, ginger, garlic, celery. Goes with tons of things! This starter is easy to use and goes a long way. It has been very helpful in keeping me healthy. I think I actually got appendicitis because I haven't had my probiotics because someone took my packets. (Posted on 9/3/2017)
5.0 Great product by Ricky
It took me a couple tries to get the brine how I like it for veggies, and of course recipes and experimentation to improve. But my family and friends have already commented that I'm looking better, after just a couple weeks. I only expect this to get better! Thanks! (Posted on 8/28/2017)
5.0 Vegetable culture starter by Stephanie
Love this product as produces best quality sauerkraut and easy to use !!! I am huge fan of Donna Gates and appreciate her research in hi quit products (Posted on 8/22/2017)
5.0 Therapeutic strains by TERESA
Great product with highly therapeutic strains. I buy fermented veggies and then add this starter to them and let sit overnight. (Posted on 8/14/2017)
5.0 Fool Proof! by kathleen s
Easy, fool-proof fermented veggies every time! (Posted on 8/14/2017)
5.0 So easy by Gwyn
I was hesitant to ferment veggies, but this made it so easy and best of all, it worked! (Posted on 8/14/2017)
5.0 One of a kind!! by stephanie
I just made another batch of cultured cabbage, with other veggies and digestive spices. I've been making and eating it for years, and have noticed that when I drop off, I inevitably get sick! These cultures keep my gut and me healthy! Thank you so much!! (Posted on 6/20/2017)
5.0 Best Culture Starter by Tolentin
Quintessence in NYC has been using this product for years, which says a lot, because we only use high quality ingredients! I highly recommend it :-) (Posted on 6/8/2017)
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