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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 to use by PJ
My second batch of cultured vegetables is currently doing its thing! I love the ease of using this culture and would highly recommend this product. (Posted on 6/28/2018)
5.0 Easy to Make by Jamie
Easy to make! I love knowing that every time I eat it I'm filling my gut with beneficial bacteria! (Posted on 6/26/2018)
5.0 Fantastic! by brad
Removes all doubts. (Posted on 6/18/2018)
5.0 Love fermented veggies!!! by Kelly
Honestly, I don’t know how my health would be if I hadn’t started adding fermented veggies to my daily diet routine. I add two large spoonfuls to my arugula salad with some olive oil every evening at dinner! Love them and I can tell the next day if I haven’t eaten them the day before (feel more lethargic if I forget to eat them.) (Posted on 5/17/2018)
5.0 High Quality by RO
Excellent product, there are no words to describe how wonderful it is to ferment vegetables and getting the best of them. (Posted on 5/15/2018)
5.0 Life changing! by Alexandra
I have never been able to make fermented vegetables successfully before this. I have always been scared after previous failures, but this makes it foolproof. I now have cultured vegetables daily. Truly life changing! (Posted on 4/15/2018)
5.0 Great product by Maki
This is a great product and it’s one of the must-have items in my life. I make cultured veggies over and over past few years! (Posted on 4/5/2018)
5.0 Good! by Julia
Very good product, I make kvas and veggies with it- thank you (Posted on 4/4/2018)
5.0 Works great for yogurt by Mary
I initially used this to make milk kefir for my family. I left it to ferment too long and had yogurt!! I was shocked it could be so easy to make ferments at home. Can’t wait to do veggies! (Posted on 4/1/2018)
5.0 Temperature control issues but easy! by Jolynn
I had issues keeping the temp warm enough (winter in MI) so I ended up adding a hot water bottle to a cooler and that worked great! I staggered the veggies to test how much fermenting I preferred:) So far each jar has tasted great:) I'm still working out which ones I like best. Very easy to use product! (Posted on 3/31/2018)
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