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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 Very nice for veggie ferments by Judy
Great flavor; makes a very nice product. (Posted on 5/20/2017)
5.0 Love it! by Beverly
I've been eating cultured veggies made with this starter for a few years now. If I run out I really miss them and notice a difference in my digestive health when I get back to them. So I try not to run out! The flavor is wonderful, and a great compliment to most any meal. (Posted on 5/7/2017)
4.0 Making our special kraut by Ginger
My husband and I make kraut every few weeks. We make about a gallon and a half, total. We use 2 packets of culture starter. This works great, unlike the kefir starter, that hardly worked at all. (Posted on 4/12/2017)
5.0 Wouldn't make cultured veggies without it. by Marge
It is part of my cultured veggies with Ecobloom. It's great. (Posted on 3/10/2017)
5.0 Culture Starter by Pooja Phogat
The Body Ecology Culture Starter works every time for fermenting vegetables / coconut meat. (Posted on 3/9/2017)
5.0 Excellent for fermenting! by Kimberly
Used for fermenting my first batch of vegetables! Worked out great! (Posted on 3/5/2017)
5.0 Most Bang for the Buck by Kim
I make Cultured Veggies all the time and sell it to friends for their GERD problems and Eczema and other skin problems. The only Culture Starter I use is Body Ecology. I've looked into competitive brands and their price tag and the volume of starter needed to get the equivalent volume of probiotics into my veggies is cost prohibitive. I'm a loyal customer. (Posted on 2/24/2017)
5.0 Good product by Yana
I've made already three batches of fermented veggies. The first one was without the starter and it did not turn out good. But the following are tasty and I hope full of good bacteria :). (Posted on 2/24/2017)
5.0 Love this product by Jessica
This product has made my culturing process so easy I can't get enough (Posted on 1/29/2017)
5.0 Culture Starter by Olga
Very pleased with the results of my sauerkraut after using the culture starter. (Posted on 1/18/2017)
5.0 Great Stuff by Garry A
I've used this culture starter 3 yrs. in a row now for my sauerkraut and fermented carrots and works great! My cabbage and carrots are still good a year later! (Posted on 1/10/2017)
5.0 Delicious Sauerkraut! by JILL
After a failed attempt at fermenting cabbage, I used the culture starter and ecobloom - with great and consistent results - I add Himalayan salt, garlic and caraway seed - easy to make and only need about 4 days before ready to eat and keep in fridge. (Posted on 12/31/2016)
5.0 delicious way to add l. rhamnosus by Gill
Excellent product - I already made kimchi & sauerkraut & this is a super way to add probiotics rather than supplement them separately. Keep at it Donna, you're my age & an inspiration! Thank you for all your work. (Posted on 12/28/2016)
5.0 Great Starter! by tamara
Have used in veggies and coconut water kefir, WOW!!!
Thank you Donna Gates!! (Posted on 12/27/2016)
5.0 Works! by Nathan
There was a learning curve to using this product, but once I figured it out I have been getting consistently great tasting (and hopefully healthy) cultured veggies. (Posted on 12/6/2016)
5.0 Dependable and Affordable by Jo-E-D
BE's Culture Starter has been the best addition to my growing family's bellies and health. It is such an economical way to stave off illness that are so prevalent during the winter months here in the Northland where fresh produce from our private gardens is non-existent. Cultured veggies are the perfect thing! Thank you for making this product available! (Posted on 11/27/2016)
5.0 great product by leigh
My daughter has tried everything this is the only product that has worked (Posted on 11/3/2016)
5.0 So easy! I wish I had started fermenting sooner! by kathleen s
This product, plus a couple of simple instructions, have made fermenting vegetables simple! Thank you BE! (Posted on 10/22/2016)
5.0 Great by Anna
My cultured veggies taste so good, and this starter speeds up the process! (Posted on 10/18/2016)
5.0 Excellent Product by J Lynne
I love this product. I know it's the best if Donna Gates makes it. (Posted on 10/4/2016)
5.0 Wonderful Product! by Lisa
Since starting my Body Ecology lifestyle....I cannot get enough of the cultured veggies! I have my whole family eating them....even my 2.5 year old granddaughter and 4 year old twin granddaughters love these veggies! Thank you Donna Gates. Your information is life changing and priceless to our health! (Posted on 9/24/2016)
5.0 wonderful by christina
we love this product, our whole family is eating cultured veggies now. (Posted on 9/9/2016)
5.0 Great starter by K
Have used this for years in cultured veggies along with EcoBloom. Great product! (Posted on 9/1/2016)
5.0 Healthy cultures by Jodie
Donna Gates sells only the highest quality products, and this on makes a great-tasting, super nutritious dish! (Posted on 8/30/2016)
5.0 fool-proof cultured veggies by Camille
I've been fermenting for years. This is the BEST and EASIEST way. Thanks for making my fermentations fool-proof. (Posted on 8/29/2016)
5.0 Works with lots of veggies by E
Works great with all different kinds of veggies --classic sauerkraut to Kim chi to pickles. (Posted on 8/24/2016)
5.0 very good product by Lena
It works great, just make sure you keep in the fridge (Posted on 8/19/2016)
4.0 So happy to have this! by Lluvia
I've been making my uncle professionals for several years now finding the starter culture has made a huge difference in how many veggies taste and their healing power! (Posted on 8/11/2016)
5.0 Love it by Tina
So easy to use. Fermented vegetables have come out tasty every time. (Posted on 8/10/2016)
5.0 Sour kraut and cultured cream by spencer
I made a great batch of kraut and cultured cream. Nice starter! (Posted on 8/2/2016)
5.0 Works Great by Annie
use this in my homemade sauerkraut & it works great - (Posted on 7/21/2016)
5.0 Easy to use by Shelley
I've been making fermented veggies for a while, and I love that I can give them an extra power boost with this culture starter. It was easy to use and will last longer than I expected since each batch uses 3 heads of cabbage instead of the 1 or 2 I was using. Very happy with this product! (Posted on 6/7/2016)
5.0 Fermented Veggies by Anna
I tried to make sauerkraut before with no success. This made my purple cabbage thrive. (Posted on 6/2/2016)
5.0 Delicious cultured veggies every time! by Tamera A
I've been making cultured veggies using BE Culture Stater for several months now and I love the results! Not only are the veggies delicious but also by using the BE culture starter, I know I am getting the amazing nutritional benefits of the specific bacteria contained in the culture starter. Following the BED including a couple cups of cultured veggies every day, my body is feeling better than it has in years! I'm so grateful for the culture starter that makes it easy and convenient to get the healing nutrition I need. (Posted on 5/9/2016)
5.0 Best kraut ever by Lela
Honestly, I resisted buying this product because I have made kraut with goat kefir whey for 6 years now and I finally bought it and gave this culture a go, wow....I am converted. The tartness and bubbling vitality of my kraut is amazing. The flavor is cleaner and brighter. My husband now eats the kraut and would never touch it. That says it all! Great product. Save the liquid and add to your next batch...the flavors get better and better! (Posted on 5/9/2016)
4.0 works well by Eleanor
I've had great success with this culture starter. Sometimes it's slower than others, but the vegetables, great. I always add a little lemon and Stevia to the end product rid of the sour taste. (Posted on 5/2/2016)
5.0 Reliable culture starter! by JEANNE
I can always depend upon this starter for my cultured veggies! Thank you again! (Posted on 5/1/2016)
5.0 Something to always have!!!!! by Greta
This product is something that everyone who enjoys/needs fermented foods should have at all times. The vegetable fermented and cultured butter i've made have saved me- kept my cravings at bay and on the path to greater vitality. So simple and a money saver. Thank you!!! (Posted on 4/25/2016)
5.0 excellent product by Louise Rose
I love this stuff in the veggies. It helps me feel more full and I'm starting to like the taste even more over time. (Posted on 4/14/2016)
4.0 Great Product by Cori
I have been using the Culture Starter to make my fermented vegetables, and it works great. I will say that the directions in/on the package are a bit confusing in terms of how much liquid to use. Otherwise, it produces a great product. (Posted on 4/5/2016)
1.0 Haven't used yet. by Cynthia
Haven't used this yet, as I had already bought a bunch of Wild Brine fermented veges, due to lack of cabbages in my area recently. (Posted on 4/3/2016)
5.0 Good product by Debra
Works great for fermented veggies. (Posted on 3/24/2016)
5.0 Awesome! by Ashlee
Excited to experiment with this awesome culture starter. Cabbage here I come. (Posted on 3/22/2016)
4.0 Works great! by Melanie
I followed the suggested cabbage, ginger, carrot recipe in the package insert and got fantastic results! Tastes like Kim chi! I added my hemp seed oil based salad dressing with vinegar, honey, and spices to create the perfect cole slaw! Terrific product! Thanks for sharing the recipes, too! (Posted on 3/22/2016)
5.0 Very healing by KATHY
Using this culture supplies all the best cultures for the best health. I used to itch every spring, but since I started using this culture I never itch anymore!! (Posted on 3/19/2016)
4.0 Quick and easy by RJ
I made the sauerkraut recipe from Body Ecology, mixed the culture starter with water, and added it to the jar of shredded vegetables. Fermented for a week, and the sauerkraut is delicious! Easy. (Posted on 3/9/2016)
5.0 Love this product by Victoria
i absolutely love this product! I am new to making cultured vegetables and this made it so easy to assure we were fortifying our fermented veggies with the proper bacteria. The directions and starter recipes were easy to follow. (Posted on 3/4/2016)
5.0 1st time making fermented vegetables by Esther
I made my first batch of fermented vegetables with this starter and they came out great!
(Posted on 2/27/2016)
5.0 Best Culture on Market by TERESA
Excellent strains and quality (Posted on 2/23/2016)
5.0 Awesome stuff!! by KATHY
Before my candida had healed enough, I was unable to ferment with this. It caused cravings in me. But after a few years of using no starter, just salt, in my cultured veggies, my skin started itching every spring. So I tried it again and found that my candida was healed enough to use it. My itching has completely disappeared. This contains very healthy cultures. Love it! Grateful! (Posted on 2/23/2016)
5.0 Love by Rachel
I always use this to make cultured veggies - no fail, perfect every time. (Posted on 2/21/2016)
5.0 Awesome! by Saira
Loved it. Much better than other culture starters (Posted on 2/20/2016)
5.0 good products by Louise Rose
good starter (Posted on 2/14/2016)
5.0 Great product! by Kristen
I used the veggie culture starter with some cabbage, carrots and ginger, it turned out great! (Posted on 2/10/2016)
5.0 Love it by Gaby
Since I make the sauerkraut, my belly is working like a new born, all my friends love it too. My health has change a 100 percent. Dont get colds, no cravings, and sleep better.
(Posted on 2/4/2016)
5.0 Love! by Ria D
I have been making sauerkraut off and on for several years now, with varying degrees of success. I have had a huge turnaround in the quality of my kraut since I purchased your starter recently. As with all of your products, the quality and consistency are first rate! Thank you Donna and Body Ecology! (Posted on 1/27/2016)
5.0 Fool Proof by Caroline
I just started the B.E.D. one month ago. I've been on arthritis medication since 1998 and last year it took a turn for the worse. I was prescribed more immune suppressors, cortisone and a two week's regimen of antibiotics when I got a simple cold which the immune system couldn't handle. So, one month ago, with immune- and digestive system down, something had to happen...
I have been a vegetarian since I can think and have been eating 'healthy' with occasional pizza and pasta slip-ups for many years. But this just wasn't good enough any more.
Finding the B.E.D. book, I started the diet the next day and ordered the Culture Starter. I was a bit apprehensive, as I'm not much of a kitchen person and I thought I wouldn't be able to do that (the enterprise of culturing veggies that is).
But, hey, there was just no way, I would be able to get and feel better, without cultured veggies and buying them forever was too much for the budget.
To cut a long story short(er): the first batch of veggies was a simple cabbage, using the BE Culture Starter. It was so EASY and tasted great! It's cultured, but not sour like some of the sauerkraut one can get in the store. Delicious! Needless to say, I created a 'veggie party' in my kitchen, trying out all kinds of different and colorful veggies, without the fear of failing! Husband and two girlfriends are already lined up and joining the 'party' and - unexpectedly so - I'm actually enjoying doing this! I'm on a re-order plan and feel more relaxed about the chances of getting better than I have in a long time... (Posted on 1/23/2016)
5.0 A great product for fermenting veggies by Donna
A great product, successful every usage (Posted on 1/22/2016)
5.0 Loved this by Gail
I have been using another culture starter but decided to try this one. I also added Eco Bloom as the directions said. I was amazed at the bubbling that my beet, brussels, broccoli mixture had. I really like that much visible activity in my effort to heal my gut (Posted on 1/15/2016)
5.0 Awesome Product by Lisa R
I started fermenting in January of 2015 after listen to my first Gut Summit. It's been a year now and I am still fermenting with BE Culture Starter. I typically do enough to last for six months per box (depending on the jar size). Now, since I have introduced the process to my mom and brother, I have to make a few extra jars. They love the taste and believe its due to the level of strains. The quality of the strains will show during the fermenting process. I highly recommend using this product. Also, watch the fermenting video, they are helpful for beginners. (Posted on 1/14/2016)
5.0 Great product with amazing benefits! by Ladia
I love Donna's probiotic starters. I am very confident in using them since I have studied Donna's work for a while now and her approach and concern for each and everyone of us, human beings is different. Why am I mentioning it here? Our family is quite dairy intolerant and it was hard for us to find the right culture starters... But now, thanks to Donna not only that we have a chance to make our DF Foods, we also feel confident in using them directly from Donna's product list. Thank you for that. (Posted on 1/12/2016)
5.0 great! by Ann
I am very happy with this culture starter especially because it has a good amount of plantarum in it. So good for me! (Posted on 1/3/2016)
4.0 Great by Dku
Easy to use, convenient and works great (Posted on 12/29/2015)
5.0 The best! by Cheryl
I have been culturing veg for about 8-9 years now. This product is not only the BEST culture on the market, but is a staple at all times in my home. You can make huge batches - sometimes I yield up to 25 jars - and just one packet ensure beneficial bacteria growth. Love, love this product. Highly recommend. (Posted on 12/21/2015)
5.0 healthy by Deb
Great starter, chocked full of many different bacteria. (Posted on 12/7/2015)
5.0 Its awesome by Reggie
I learned a lot from reading the data and am diligently doing my cultured veggies that I made with the starter, daily and getting through the die off reactions which were formidable! I am already feeling better and sleeping better. I very much appreciate what donna is doing. I was referred to her by Dr. Alan Green as I was having reactions from eating my first cultured veggies. Now I understand what was happening and am pushing through and using the culture starter. I have a question which is: Can I use the Kefir starter for almond and coconut milk along with kefir grains that I already have and culture them together? (Posted on 12/6/2015)
5.0 Fun to eat! by Michelle
I enjoy the taste of cultured vegetables and love the fact that they are making me healthier! (Posted on 11/21/2015)
5.0 Foolproof by Mari
This works every time. I've even made fermented pureed beets (with pureed cabbage added) with it! I'm hypoglycemic so I get the benefit of raw beet juice without the beet sugar (the culture eats up the sugars). (Posted on 11/19/2015)
5.0 Excellent culture by Ken
This culture works excellent for my health. I highly recommend it for anyone desiring to step up in their quest for superior health. Thank you. Ken L. (Posted on 11/16/2015)
5.0 Wonderful by Kay
This is so user friendly and works fast. Gets the job done (Posted on 11/13/2015)
4.0 Works great by Mel
Ferments veggies well, tastes great and goes a long way (Posted on 11/9/2015)
5.0 great cultured veggies by dana
I just experimented with beets using the culture starter. Uncultured beets have too much sugar for me. My batch came out wonderful - terrific on salad (Posted on 11/4/2015)
5.0 Good quality and reliable by Red Horse Wellness
Really appreciate the quality and reliability! (Posted on 11/3/2015)
5.0 A Great Product! by Betty
I love sauerkraut! When I found out that I could make my own with this product I was very happy. It is easy to make and taste better that store bought. The brands at the health food store are processed with heat and have to much salt in them and the RAW brands are cold processed but high in price for a small amount. (Posted on 10/30/2015)
4.0 Very good by you.Akie
I use this for veggie only and I like it makes the whole processes easy. (Posted on 10/26/2015)
5.0 Loving the veggies by Holly
I am having so much fun with cultured veggies. This item makes it so easy and I get to play with ingredients. I have thrown in brussl sprouts, asparagus, etc. Such fun and great tasting.
Loving the veggies. (Posted on 10/23/2015)
5.0 Wonderful product by Carol
So far I've made five batches of cultured veggies using the Culture Starter and I've been very pleased with the results. Our favorite mix is cabbage, kale and sea vegetables. (Posted on 10/20/2015)
5.0 make creme fraiche w/ it, it's tastes zoo good ! by marilyn
When using Sally Fallon's super simple recipe for creme fraiche I used your culture and raw cream and the results were fantastic tasting ! (Posted on 10/17/2015)
5.0 Super product by Eb ard
Love culturing veggies. So easy so delish Makes me feel so good (Posted on 10/14/2015)
5.0 Aamzing product by Kiara
I managed to make the most delicious kraut with this culture starter. I am very happy with it. (Posted on 10/13/2015)
5.0 Yum by Jill
Love making butter with this culture starter, so sweet and creamy. And my gut thanks me! (Posted on 10/13/2015)
3.0 To hard by Lisa
I used her recipe with the apple juice and red cabbage, I fermented it on a heating pad for 6 days, the smell was to funky for me to be able to eat it, not sure it I did it wrong? but it said to use a lot of cabbage, and I didn't want to make that big of a batch but didn't know what else to do? (Posted on 10/11/2015)
5.0 Love this! by Angie4
I love how my cultured veggies taste when I use this starter! Body Ecology has high quality products! (Posted on 10/8/2015)
5.0 Great product! by Maria
I love using this culture starter when I make sauerkraut. It is so easy to use and adds a very beneficial bacteria to the vegetables which are so great for gut health. (Posted on 10/7/2015)
5.0 Excellent by Amanda
I have yet to try it, but have high hopes it will work just as easily as the kefir did. (Posted on 10/6/2015)
5.0 The Best by cc
This is the best stuff for making cultured vegis
(Posted on 10/5/2015)
4.0 Cultured Veggies from my Garden by MJ
Great way to make my own cultured veggies at home from my very own fresh organically grown veggies from my garden (Posted on 9/19/2015)
5.0 Wonderful. by Josie
Thank heaven for Donna Gates. (Posted on 9/4/2015)
5.0 Wonderful. by Josie
Thank heaven for Donna Gates. (Posted on 9/4/2015)
5.0 5 stars by elaine
I wouldn't be without it (Posted on 9/2/2015)
4.0 Couldn't be easier! by Rebecca
couldn't be easier to use - and there are so many great recipes available for free on her website. (Posted on 8/29/2015)
5.0 Way to go by Cool Plant Lady
This Culture Starter is the way to go to make delicious cultured veggies. It is easy to use. I've been a big fan of this for years now. I highly recommend this product. (Posted on 8/29/2015)
5.0 Tasty Healthy Veggies by v
I have experimented with various veggies, from traditional cabbage to zucchini. All have turned out delicious. (Posted on 8/28/2015)
5.0 Don't know what I'd do without cultured fermented veggies! by jmp
I've been using the BE culture starter to make fermented veggies for about 5 months. I never want to be without them in my diet, and this product makes it easy and safe. (Posted on 8/26/2015)
5.0 awesome by Virginia
I love this veggie starter culture and am becoming better and better at creating cultured foods! (Posted on 8/20/2015)
5.0 Consistent results by Shari
I've used this product to culture vegetable 3 times now and the results are very consistent and fast. (Posted on 8/17/2015)
5.0 Yummy by Nick
Use this to make wonderful homemade butter. Easy and you will never want to buy store bought butter again.:) (Posted on 8/16/2015)
3.0 Uneasy by Dakota
started a batch of lightly-cooked green beans & onion with veggie Culture Starter & Eco Bloom. After 2 weeks there is a green mold on top. I am uneasy. (Posted on 8/16/2015)
3.0 Uneasy by Dakota
My batch of green beans - started with "Culture Starter & Eco Bloom". Has a green mold on top but smells rather nicely sour. However I am uneasy about trying them. HELP! ! (Posted on 8/16/2015)
5.0 Works & Tastes Great by Frogprincess
Finally succeeded in making my cultured veggies and they taste great, better than I expected! (Posted on 8/12/2015)
5.0 awesome for fermenting by Bonnie
love it! (Posted on 8/10/2015)
5.0 best veggie starter by autiemom4
My only trusted cultured veggie starter for my cultured vegetables. (Posted on 8/2/2015)
4.0 great product, slow shipping by Connie
My first batch of cultured vegetable turned out great - easy to use. I just wish it had arrived sooner. (Posted on 8/1/2015)
5.0 Fenomenl by Walter
Very good for fermenting any kind of vegetables,I love it. (Posted on 7/29/2015)
5.0 amazing! by olivia
amazing! helps with my adhd and curbs my craving for sugar (Posted on 7/27/2015)
5.0 good results by Brenda
taste good (Posted on 7/22/2015)
5.0 very good by Brenda
easy (Posted on 7/22/2015)
5.0 good results by Brenda
very easy to use (Posted on 7/22/2015)
5.0 excellent by Brenda
very good (Posted on 7/22/2015)
5.0 EASY by Sharon
The packets are so EASY to use! (Posted on 7/21/2015)
5.0 great pickles!! by Addy S
This was my first time using a starter to make old fashion kosher dill pickles. They turned out great! so much better then my attempts without a starter. I look forward to experimenting more with this and the kefir starter. Thanks for teaching me the ways of pro-biotic nutrition!! (Posted on 7/20/2015)
5.0 Kefir & culture starter by Melissa
I am glad to have tried these products. (Posted on 7/14/2015)
4.0 Works well by Nick
The cultures taste pretty okay, but they seem to work. Lots of bubbling. Wish they would tell you how to make sure the bacteria really kicks on or doesn't work. (Posted on 7/14/2015)
5.0 Kefir & culture starter by Melissa
I really enjoy these products and feel they are helping my digestive system. Thank you for your products. (Posted on 7/12/2015)
5.0 Perfected fermented vegetables by MaryAnn
I am new to fermenting, so as "insurance" I purchased a box of the starter culture. I have now made multiple batches with the first box and all have turned out successfully :) I will be purchasing more soon! (Posted on 7/9/2015)
5.0 Good product used for 10yrs by Rhonda
Works very well when making cultured veggies (Posted on 7/8/2015)
5.0 Great Product by Barbara
Works great and is easy to use (Posted on 7/6/2015)
5.0 Cookoo for culture starter by Grazey
So far I have used this starter to make my sourdough starter more beneficial as well as my dilly beans and pickles. Because it is so easy to use, I look forward to begin making butter and coconut butter! (Posted on 7/1/2015)
5.0 LOVE this culture starter! by BREANNA
Body's ecology's culture and kefir starters are the only products for fermenting that I will use. Love using this for fermenting veggies! Highly recommend. (Posted on 7/1/2015)
5.0 Great and easy by Cheri A
The veggie Culture Starter made making my sauerkraut so easy. I love that it lasts forever. (Posted on 6/28/2015)
5.0 best tasting cultured vegies ever by Wanda
I love this product because it makes the best tasting cultured vegetables I've ever had. Not only do my vegies taste amazing but I feel more energized. I feel so much better since using this culture starter. This is a great product. (Posted on 6/27/2015)
5.0 Awesome by Diana
Superfine, easy way to ferment veggies safely. Beyond compare. (Posted on 6/23/2015)
3.0 Cultured Starter by Nancy
Giving this 3 stars because I don't know what I should be expecting to experience. Having been a clean eater for 3 years, and off sugar for 6 weeks when I started using this, I haven't seen any changes. I bought the Culture Starter as part of a start up kit. In one evening, after watching the video, I sliced up tons of veggies, added the Culture Starter and EcoBloom 'brine', and packed them into 14 canning jars. They fermented for at least 5 days. The two jars I've eaten have tasted good but I cannot say I've seen health benefits. If anything, I've been more tired...sleeping 9-12 hrs a night and requiring 1.5-3hrs of naps during the day. This could be my body repairing itself, but it's hard to tell. I haven't tied culturing whipped butter or sour cream as dairy is currently off my meal plans. (Posted on 6/23/2015)
5.0 a must have by aamiami
making cultured veg is very easy. watch her video, it is worth it! (Posted on 6/23/2015)
5.0 excellent time tested product by Brooks
Donna suggested this product to me herself when we met years ago here in Ga. I have been on her diet for 15 years now & my medical conditon reveals the benefits of the diet. I have tried making the cultured veggies without the Culture Starter, as Donna's book says is possible. Possible maybe, excellent? Not so much. With the culture starter, the veggies, when opened, bubble up & have a refreshing zing in the taste that simply is lacking without it. Then, if the goal is more good bacteria, why not have additional as the Culture Starter provides? So, when I say the product is time tested. It's tested by me & I'm doing better than I deserve! Love you Donna! (Posted on 6/19/2015)
5.0 Worked Great by SuzieP
Used on large batch of veggies and they came out wonderful and my tummy is feeling better and better each day. (Posted on 6/18/2015)
3.0 only my first cultured vegetables by wwskvsgd
Seems to be working but I have not tasted it yet (Posted on 6/14/2015)
4.0 Just starting by SandiePink
I've only used this product just once so far - and the recipe inside the box did not contain salt to be added, while her video did. SOOO next time I will use salt. I was not 'real' pleased with the end product BUT, this is my first try (ever) and I will be critiquing my future 'adventures' until I 'get it right'. :-) (I am GRATEFUL for the Culture Starter, because I don't think I would have ventured on this project without it.)
(Posted on 6/12/2015)
5.0 Excellent product for newcomer by
The culture starter was super easy to use and the instructions were simple. Will definitely be a returning customer! (Posted on 6/10/2015)
5.0 Excellent product for newcomer by
These starter cultures are easy to use and the instructions are excellent, especially for someone that is new to the body ecology and cultured vegetable process. Will definitely be a returning customer! (Posted on 6/10/2015)
5.0 A+ by Aunt Nancy
I am enjoying my carrot celery and cucumber cultured veggies right now as I type…
Your Culture Starter is easy to use and very yummy-- not too Kraut-y sharp. Perfect for my new Low Sulfur Low Histamine Diet.
I just got back from getting cloves for my pickled watermelon rind. The stevia perked just fine with it.
That batch turned out great and the cloves will make it more therapeutic. Tastes great and good for you too! Next time I'll try adding fresh rosemary to the veggie batch and see what happens-- it was great as an addition in my salad too! Thanks Donna! : ) (Posted on 6/10/2015)
5.0 Love this product! by lanik03
I've been using the body ecology culture starter for two years now and I love making and eating the cultured veggies! (Posted on 6/6/2015)
5.0 good product by S. Nyberg
Tasty, and good for me too! Thanks! (Posted on 6/6/2015)
5.0 Great for vegetables by Barbara
So far just used for vegetables. Easy to use with great results (Posted on 6/1/2015)
4.0 Fermented veggies by Maddy
Yummy (Posted on 5/31/2015)
5.0 Benefits of Culture Starter by Bernie
I've been using Veggie Culture Starter for several year. I use it daily when I prepare my morning veggie smoothie. The culture starter adds the benefits of live cultures that improves my daily digestion. I've experienced the benefits of improved digestion. (Posted on 5/31/2015)
5.0 Pickled Sauerkraut by Chery1952
I add 1 tablespoon of organic pickling spice to the basic sauerkraut recipe using purple cabbage & Body Ecology Culture Starter. It adds a delicious sweet/spicy flavor. (Posted on 5/31/2015)
5.0 Enjoying my culture starter by Kelly W
I'm half way through the Body Ecology book and it all makes sense and I love that it's not super strict as far as being all vegetarian or zero this or that.
I took an hour or so and made my 1st round of cultured veggies using cabbage, carrots, garlic, kale, and one jar of cauliflower. I must say I was a little cautious making my own and eating's bacteria and I wanted it to be right. After all the chopping and making the brine (which can be a little cumbersome the first try but is very easy) I canned all my ingredients and let sit on the counter for 4 or 5 days. One was a little leaky but a towel fixed it and then I placed in the fridge. I tried the cauliflower first and I am really liking it. It has a tang pickle like flavor and I love eating it along with my meals. I have even found myself snacking on a few bites when I want something but don't know what. I'm excited to try other combos and my next round of jars or even whipped butter :) (Posted on 5/28/2015)
5.0 good company good product by rebi
Vegies came out great and helped my digestion a lot. (Posted on 5/28/2015)
5.0 Cultured Vegetables made easy! by Michele
OMG i am loving using the Body Ecology Culture starter. It is SO easy to use and I have been turning all my veggies into cultured pro-biotic rich foods - my fridge is full! I love that these vegetables now are so much more beneficial for my body! (Posted on 5/26/2015)
5.0 Excellent Product by David
Thanks to Body Ecology. Culture Starter is an excellent product and i am able to culture vegetables without any issues with lot of probiotics using Veggie Culture Starter. Thanks to Body Ecology (Posted on 5/19/2015)
5.0 Culture starter helps your health by Char
Love making cultured veggies with this product. It has truly helped my health. (Posted on 5/14/2015)
5.0 Great by Kim
Makes excellent cultured veggies. My tummy feels great! (Posted on 5/13/2015)
5.0 it works by katya
I like this product. Very good for my health! (Posted on 5/4/2015)
4.0 Successful every time. by Lauren
Reliable quality. Successful veggie ferments every time! :) (Posted on 5/3/2015)
4.0 Love this product, but by Kimmi
I have been using Body Ecology products for about 4-5 years now, I love what Donna has brought to the 'healing yourself' world. I still buy her products however I feel like the product has change its potency or something is different with her products in the last 2 yrs. The culture product doesn't ferment my veggies the same as back then, it doesn't have that real potent smell, and it doesn't make a the changes in my body as it did then. At first I was thinking my product did not stay refrigerated in the delivery, then I thought maybe I kept it out of the cooler in my move, but since then I have bought it and Body Ecology sent and delivered without refrigeration/cooler packs and it still does not perform the same way. So, I give the old product a 5 and the new product a 3 to average it out to a 4. I miss the old made a difference in my life! (Posted on 5/3/2015)
4.0 Like this product by Betsey
I make cultured vegetables regularly; and have to appreciate the good taste , texture and consistent results of the Body Ecology vegetable starter culture. (Posted on 5/2/2015)
5.0 love it! by mrbt
Our fermented vegetables are great & it's helping me resolve this new grass allergy & Candida that I didn't realize I had... (Posted on 5/2/2015)
5.0 high quality by Kathy
It's nice to know that I'm getting the highest quality of cultures. And this product is!! (Posted on 5/1/2015)
5.0 Great results, great flavor! by Bev
I love this culture starter! I started fermenting using whey from plain yogurt or kefir but when I tried this culture I was hooked! Batch after batch is perfect! (Posted on 4/30/2015)
5.0 great starter by Karen
I trust that my veggies are fermented correctly when I use this starter. (Posted on 4/28/2015)
4.0 great product by Lizzy
I have been using Body Ecology Culture Starter for l8 months and find it makes consistently fine sauerkraut every time. I let mine ferment for 3 weeks. (Posted on 4/27/2015)
4.0 Great product by Maria
I really love this product. It always works for me and because I eat large quantities of veggies at a time it's much better than eating the salted kind. The only reason I give it four stars is because it is a bit pricey. (Posted on 4/27/2015)
5.0 Excellent Product by Bhuvan
Thanks to Body Ecology for delivering an excellent product. i am able to culture vegetables successfully with this product (Posted on 4/12/2015)
5.0 Start here!! by acasteen
This is the perfect starter for those looking to make their own fermented veggies! I use this to make cultured veggies with my 2 & 1/2 year old and it's a great way to get kids to eat veggies, while making it AND after it's made, she loves to eat them. They have such a good flavor. We call them pickles. I also give her a tablespoon of the juice which she loves. So if you can't get them to eat veggies, try the juice! love it! (Posted on 4/7/2015)
5.0 Helpful by Tara
The starter was used to make my first batches of fermented vegetables. It was reassuring to know that they were going to be full of healthy probiotics. (Posted on 4/6/2015)
5.0 How did I live without this? by Tosha
I have started on my second pack of Veggie Culture Starter now. I have had great success culturing vegetables with this. I love to eat a spoonful or two with almost every meal now, including sweet treats! It certainly has improved my digestion & elimination. I don't know how I ever lived without cultured vegetables. (Posted on 4/2/2015)
5.0 Great Stuff! by Shelle
I'm new to fermenting veggies and his makes it very easy! (Posted on 4/2/2015)
5.0 Kimchi! by Soup
Kimchi doesn't call for a starter, but I didn't salt mine right,, and it didn't brine right, and I changed the crock after a week. Things were not proceeding correctly so I ended up adding water and this culture. I wanted a little kimchi insurance. It is the most delightful stuff in the world now. I gobble it up. I crave my kimchi. I think it's given me a ton of energy. I will definitely use up all my packets and buy more. (Posted on 1/16/2015)
5.0 The veggie culture starter is wonderful, it's one of the only foods I've found that gives me energy within 30 minutes of eating my cultured veggies! by Sherri
The Veggie Culture starter is a great product, my husband and I make our cultured veggies every 6 weeks. At first we had to be careful to read the directions, but now we've made them so much we don't even need a recipe. It's one of the only foods that gives me energy within 30 minutes of eating the cultured/fermented veggies. Thanks for your wonderful products!! (Posted on 1/5/2015)
5.0 Try it, it works Fool Proof by Marianne
I have been using cultured veggie starter for a few years now and I can always count on a great batch of cultured veggies, which I make about every 6 weeks. It is a little work, but not much really for the benefits of always having cultured veggies on hand. (Posted on 1/1/2015)
5.0 I would like to thank you Body Ecology for a providing a excellent product. by Jeff Junyor
I would like to thank you Body Ecology for a providing a excellent product. I am able to Culture My Vegetables flawlessly batch after batch. I would like to share information that the key to Gut correction is to culture the vegetables for 4 weeks time period. Thanks to Body Ecology. i am able to Culture the Vegetables without adding any salt and I am able to culture it for 4 weeks without any issues. I would definitely recommend this product for all sufferers of Candida. Please use this product and Culture the vegetables (mainly Cabbages) for 4 weeks using the Body Ecology Culture Starter (Posted on 12/25/2014)
5.0 Excellent by Cindy
This is an excellent vegetable culture. I am sold on the cultured vegetables. (Posted on 12/24/2014)
1.0 Can't get it right! by Gardengirl
I have tried this twice and I get mush by second day. Must be doing something terribly wrong. (Posted on 12/23/2014)
4.0 Great Product by Karen
Great starter for salsa or fermented veggie. (Posted on 12/21/2014)
5.0 Happy gut by Jan
I'm hooked on the delicious tasting veggies that come together and knowledge that I am optimizing the bacteria in my gastrointestinal track. I've come to crave sweets less and my body weight has stabilized. I'm feeling good. (Posted on 12/21/2014)
5.0 Excellent Product by Cina
I am really enjoying these products. I will continue to buy and this is helping me with my depression! (Posted on 12/11/2014)
5.0 Feel Better by Pam
Feeling much better! The bags under my eyes have reduced dramatically and everyone is noticing! (Posted on 12/1/2014)
5.0 excellent by fab
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5.0 Great Product by Karen
Great starter for my cultured veggies. (Posted on 11/25/2014)
5.0 Excellent by Genevieve
The veggie culture starter is helping me create fermented vegetables for my family, and it helps with so many things! We have gotten stronger for them. Make sure you refrigerate when you receive it. (Posted on 11/21/2014)
4.0 So far so good by lexfleck
I made my cultured veggies. It was easy and everything seems to be going well thus far, but I haven't had a chance to taste them yet. (Posted on 11/19/2014)
5.0 excellent by fol
great (Posted on 11/19/2014)
5.0 Love this product! by sweet_carm
I prefer this culture starter to lacto-fermented veggies. (Posted on 11/16/2014)
5.0 veggie culture starter by ju
Love it have used twice already. easy to use works great.very active with eco-bloom and Super Spirulina Plus. Me and my husband joke it's alive! so active when opened still working well even when its refegerated! (Posted on 11/16/2014)
4.0 Great Reliable Product by -Lauren Michele
Very happy with Body Ecology's products, including the Veggie Starter! (Posted on 11/14/2014)
5.0 Great Product by Calliegirl
This product makes making cultured veggies easy! (Posted on 11/14/2014)
5.0 I am healing by Maddy
Nothing compares with culturing with a starter.
Wild veggies cultures made my symptoms worse.This Starter not only makes veggies delicious it has a healing force. It gives life, I feel energized. I am very grateful to have found the body ecology as everyday i feel better and I am restoring my health.Thank you Donna (Posted on 11/13/2014)
5.0 Great cultures by John
I get great results with this product (Posted on 11/10/2014)
4.0 Good stuff by tnahodil
I always use this culture starter with my cultured beet salad. I have never tried making it without the starter so I cannot tell the difference. (Posted on 11/9/2014)
5.0 Really a foundation in our diet by Genevieve
This makes delicious & nutritious fermented foods. Fermented foods have given me & my daughter our health back, and we are very thankful for them. We use them daily. It is also perfect to make recipes such as the ones in the BED DVD In the Kitchen, 32 easy to follow videos. (Posted on 11/7/2014)
5.0 Great product! by Donna R
This culture provides vital nutrients to my fermented veggies! I love it! I feel great after eating fermented veggies! (Posted on 11/4/2014)
5.0 Excellent by Gary Beckham
I am able to make Culture Vegetables week after week without any problem with the Body Ecology Veggie Culture Starter.Thanks to Body Ecology for making this wonderful product. (Posted on 11/2/2014)
5.0 Ensures good fermentation by Crystal
This product was recommended by several reputable sources and ensures you get optimal cultures in your vegetables. I highly recommend using it. (Posted on 11/2/2014)
5.0 Helps to know the right bacteria are included in batches. by Lisa&Steve
Want to know that the full spectrum of good bacteria are IN our batches. Great results using cabbage/carrot/kale/ginger recipe. Easy to use, with included directions, and hopefully our guts are happy too! (Posted on 10/30/2014)
5.0 Fermented Dill Carrots by COmom
I have been using the veggie culture starter to make dill carrots for my kids and it has been very easy to do. And they actually eat them without complaining! I'm new to fermenting foods but this first recipe is a success. (Posted on 10/29/2014)
5.0 Awesome Product by Dr Sally
I used the veggie culture starter to create my own cultured veggies with amazing results. I've had digestive issues all my life, and they escalated int severe food sensitivities after a near death experience. I've used every kind of probiotic, eaten a healthy organic diet since I was a teenager, but the only thing that has literally comforted and soothed my belly are the cultured veggies from this cultured veggie starter. I love this product. (Posted on 10/24/2014)
5.0 Simple and effective by Dustin
Making kimchee is so easy with this stuff! Of course, the lion's share of the work is washing and chopping up all the vegetables (but that's irrelevant), but I can add this and be confident about the biology going on in the jars. (Posted on 10/17/2014)
4.0 Very helpful by Danielle
Works well (Posted on 10/12/2014)
5.0 excellent by C
So delicious! (Posted on 10/11/2014)
3.0 average by karenquilt
I used the Culture Starter and found my fermented veggies turned out a little slimy in comparison to when I made them without the starter. The liquid around the veggies has a little more viscosity, which I don't care for. I am hoping they have a lot more of the good organisms. (Posted on 10/6/2014)
4.0 OK product, not sure it is needed by Sri Krsnadas
I am just not sure this starter is needed, since we have been quite successful fermenting with our own starter. I was surprised it was not sent in some kind of cold pack, since it clearly says "keep refrigerated" and it traveled far to get to us only to wait in the post office all weekend. (Posted on 10/3/2014)
5.0 Won't have a meal without my cultured veggies by Rebw
Eating cultured vegetables with our meals have boosted our health so much! (Posted on 9/30/2014)
5.0 Works Great! by Generalp
Veggie Culture Starter really delivers...fresh taste, effective bacteria, and quick fermentation results! (Posted on 9/28/2014)
5.0 Love by Jill
Love these cultures...can not live without cultured veggies. And you need these to make it with. I feel uber healthy when I eat cultured veggies. (Posted on 9/17/2014)
5.0 Only the best by Rose
I always use BE cultures for my veggies. They are the best quality! (Posted on 9/17/2014)
4.0 Works fine by Mary
It works fine, but it's really hard to judge how much you need. (Posted on 9/10/2014)
4.0 works well. vegggies taste good when done culturing by lisa
works well. veggies taste good when done culturing. will continue to use. (Posted on 9/4/2014)
5.0 Great Product! by bettesample
Using this product makes cultured veggies taste delicious! (Posted on 9/4/2014)
5.0 Veggie Culture Starter by MJ
Used this to make some cultured veggies. Turned out excellent and I was able to use fresh veggies from my garden to make it. (Posted on 9/3/2014)
5.0 changed my life by Teresa
Fermented foods are getting in the spotlight a little bit now. I am making my own at home. I followed the simple instructions and the result was fantastic. Saving myself a lot of money from the high priced options at the health food store with not a lot of effort. One batch lasts a long, long time. (Posted on 8/28/2014)
3.0 Waiting for veggie to ferment. by Mary Lou
This is my first time using culture media. I guess iit's trial and error. I made 2 different batches. The first time I had loads of left over brine so I don't know how much got in the veggies. A week later I made a second batch which turned out much better but I haven't trsted either one yet. I will be testing both at the same time. I'm leaving the first batch ferment longer since I really have no idea how much brine got into the veggies. Smells good though. Here's hoping. I'm really excited about trying them. (Posted on 8/18/2014)
4.0 Excellent cultured veggies! by Nuttynurse
This culture gives lovely fermented veggies in 3 days-- it acted very fast! But they keep improving for days after. My fav- cabbage, green apples and fennel! (Posted on 8/15/2014)
5.0 Great! by Treehugger
My first batch of fermented veggies (cabbage, carrot, giner) turned out great and I'm enjoying increasing the amt that I eat each day. Flavor wise it's a really great addition to my normally pretty bland diet. (Posted on 8/11/2014)
5.0 greenville by myra
excellent (Posted on 7/30/2014)
5.0 An excellent source of probiotics! by kassiekat
I've never cultured veggies before, so I started with the basic green cabbage, carrot, ginger & garlic recipe. I'm not used to anything sour, so my first taste of the veggies was, well, not the best experience for my mouth...but my tummy loved it! I shared the veggies with my mom, grandparents, and a friend, and they all loved them! (Posted on 7/25/2014)
5.0 Excellent Product by ralasa
I have been making my own cultured veggies for 18 months with the Body Ecology starter, and had success with every batch, just following the simple directions. My health continues to improve! (Posted on 7/24/2014)
1.0 great by Ru
so effective
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5.0 Culture Starter by Dixie
I have been making the kraut just plain for a long time and with the veggie starter it seems to me to be so much more mellow. I can't keep my hands off the stuff. I just love it and since doing this fairly intensely for the past 4 weeks I have lost 14 pounds. So I am super jazzed. I have even started my Cultured food class back up again I have gotten so excited. (Posted on 7/16/2014)
5.0 So far so good! by healthymommy
Used this product for the first time to make cultured cabbage and kale. Easy to follow instructions and the veggies turned out delicious! Looking forward to making another batch tomorrow. (Posted on 7/10/2014)
5.0 Love cultured veggies by Margaret
The culture starter is a wonderful product. I couldn't live without cultured veggies. In conjunction with the body ecology diet, which I started 7 years ago, they have helped me with extreme digestive problems (Posted on 7/10/2014)
5.0 Won't ferment without it by Neil
I used to make fermented vegetables without the culture starter until i gave it a try. Now the veggies ferment faster and can tell the bacteria are much more heartier as my digestion improves. i also add it to my coconut kefir as well! so good! (Posted on 7/6/2014)
5.0 Great Product by calliegirl
I just started making cultured vegetables and used the Veggie Culture Starter. They turned out great on my first try. (Posted on 7/2/2014)
4.0 veggie culture by deena
After several weeks of trying to find this product locally I finally found it on Body Ecology. I wish instructions on use were a little clearer. It was hard to know if I was utilizing this mix correctly. (Posted on 7/1/2014)
5.0 Perfect culture everytime by Guns
Gives me perfect crisp ferments everytime (Posted on 6/27/2014)
5.0 Wonderful Product by Pam
Cultured vegetable have proven to be easy to make and a definite health plus. Each batch tastes different according to what vegetables are used. (Posted on 6/21/2014)
4.0 I've been fermenting foods for years. This is the first time I've tried a starter. It was so easy and delicious. I'm excited to see the change in my gut health with the is new more controlled way. by Tifanie
I've read Donna's book and I'm ready to heal my gut. The culture was easy to make and since I've always used wild cultures before, I'm looking forward to healing my gut. (Posted on 6/20/2014)
5.0 Great product by Rhonda
Thank you for the product. Fermenting our veggies (Posted on 6/19/2014)
5.0 Feeling Great! by Mags
I love making the cultures veggies and feel so great taking them! It is so worth the effort involved in making the cultured vegetables!! (Posted on 6/8/2014)
4.0 Starter worked great! by Andy
The starter worked great, it really got the ferment going. (Posted on 6/5/2014)
5.0 Great results from Culture Starter! by Dave5
I've been struggling with Leaky Gut and I recently tried the Culture Starter for making sauerkraut and cultured vegetables. I've had some great results with this product. My digestion has improved greatly. I was getting skin outbreaks and those have been clearing up. My arthritis has improved. I no longer rely on medications. I plan on using this product for a very long time! (Posted on 6/5/2014)
5.0 Great Product by Lei
This was my first time making cultured vegetables and the recipe was very easy to follow. They turned out great and I'm excited to make my next batch! (Posted on 6/1/2014)
5.0 Love it by Jan
Love the product it is very easy to use and makes great cultured vegies for my family (Posted on 5/30/2014)
5.0 Great product by Kimkellystamp
Really nice and easy to make our own fermented food! (Posted on 5/20/2014)
5.0 So easy by mello
This was the first time I had made cultured veggies and it worked like a dream..

Thanks to your team of experts. (Posted on 5/19/2014)
4.0 I thoroughly enjoy what the culture does and feel to my digestion tract. by DeeDee
My digestion has massively improved with using whole food probiotics instead of powdered probiotics in supplement form. (Posted on 5/19/2014)
5.0 All that I hoped it would be! by Kurt
I made my first batch of fermented vegetables ever with the culture starter and in seven days I had yummy perfection. As a bonus my always quirky gut feels recharged. I'm headed to the farmer's market this weekend to make another batch. (Posted on 5/15/2014)
5.0 Great Product by Susan
Have made several batches of veggies now and have shared with friends. Easy to make and once you get used to the sour taste you will crave these veggies! Thanks to Donna and her amazing insights into health. (Posted on 5/13/2014)
5.0 Excellent! by maknzacsmom
A staple in our home! Love to culture cream and add honey and fruit for a healthy treat! (Posted on 5/10/2014)
5.0 Cultured Veggies by David
Using the veggie culture starter and following the video posted on website, I was able to make a great batch of cultured veggies......I'M HOOKED!!!!!! (Posted on 5/10/2014)
5.0 Probiotics Made a change quickly by gdcookin1
This culture was easy to use, and I liked how fast this started to change my digestive system for the better. The culture makes a lot of vegetables, and well worth the cost to improve health! (Posted on 5/5/2014)
5.0 Nice! by Scott Webb
I've been fermenting cabbage for kraut and kimchee for about 5 years relying on wild cultures with great success. I decided to try the veggie culture starter to add some diversity of cultures. My recent batch of kimchee turned out noticeably more crispy and sour after 10 days. I can't see the microbial life, but feel better knowing it's all super friendly! Thanks for the great product! (Posted on 4/29/2014)
5.0 Outstanding by cgk
I especially enjoy Donna Gates' Culture Starter, I've used it for years to make cultured veggies and I'm impressed with the quality of her products and know that I am creating the best cultured veggie products possible in my own home. (Posted on 4/27/2014)
5.0 Easy to use by Lynn
For a first time user, the instructions were easy to follow. The culture starter worked great - vegetables cultured just like the instructions said. (Posted on 4/26/2014)
5.0 Tastes great and is good in so many foods by Joanne
I have been culturing vegetables for close to a year now and I LOVE them. They are delicious and have helped me so much with my health. I am so glad Donna sells the culture starter because I know I am getting the great probiotics that my body needs to aid in my digestion. Thank you, Donna, for this wonderful product at such a reasonable price!!
(Posted on 4/21/2014)
5.0 works great by Ginger
I and my husband have been using this product for several years now and every time we use it, the next day the liquid rises and we drain off a little of the juice and drink it - really zesty!
We use two packets for our kraut mixture that fills 3 half gallon jars and sometimes part of a quart jar too. We do this about every 5 - 6 weeks and eat our kraut at just about every meal. Keeps us regular and digesting better. Yay! (Posted on 4/18/2014)
5.0 Excellent by Super Foods R Medicine
We sell fermentation Jar w/ airlocks and recommend to each customer to purchase Culture Starter from you.

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5.0 Probiotic Starter that Works Wonders by Ann
Using the Veggie Culture Starter assures me that my fermented vegetables are jam packed with probiotics. I no longer need to take digestive enzymes with my meals, and my digestive tract runs like a fined tuned machine! (Posted on 4/17/2014)
5.0 Easy and Effective by Geri
I love making fermented vegetables with this starter it is so easy. Now my digestion is so good I actually get hungry. Thank you for making this product available and showing us how to use it via your You tube video. (Posted on 4/9/2014)
5.0 I love it! by Nancy
I finally got around to trying the Veggie culture with shredded cabbage from my garden. It was so easy to make and it turned out delicious! I eat it every morning with an avocado from our trees. It has helped my bloating and indigestion immensely. Regular elimination and reduced gas. Love it! (Posted on 4/7/2014)
4.0 Veggie culture starter by Fragrancefree
I have made one large batch, my first ever. The first jar tastes very tart/sour, so I am guessing it is the way it is supposed to be. I don't think I got enough brine in some of the jars because they are dry and a bit discolored at the top quarter inch or so of chopped veggies. I don't know if that is ok or not. I guess when I open a jar I will know. I am anxious to see the new video. There are always questions like that which are not addressed when you are left on your own to experiment. But that has nothing to do with the quality of the starter, which I think is good. I will need to make a few more batches before I can rate it as excellent. (Posted on 4/6/2014)
5.0 Great product, easy to use by LIttle Annie
The veggie culture starter is really easy to use and comes with straight forward instructions. It made it easy to get started with making my own cultured vegetables (and fruits). (Posted on 3/22/2014)
4.0 Easy to use by Emily
So far so good with my culture starter... It makes my veggies taste better. I am wondering if I have to use a new package for every batch I make, or if I can somehow stretch it out because it seems like it could get pricey with how many cultured veggies I make. (Posted on 3/12/2014)
5.0 Awesome product by Dani
I love this product and have made cabbage with carrots and cayenne pepper
Also dilly green beans with red pepper flakes and garlic
And carrots with ginger (Posted on 3/7/2014)
5.0 Great product by Sjon
Very good product, especially if you like low or no salt pickles. (Posted on 2/7/2014)
5.0 Excellent by JRom
great product...placing my order..AGAIN!! (Posted on 2/2/2014)
5.0 best results by Lane
I make a lot of krauts and ferments. Have tried many methods and different starters all with good results BUT the BED starter is the one my body best tolerates. Wild fermentation is not for us BEDers! (Posted on 2/2/2014)
5.0 Terrific product by ninajane
I've been using the Culture Starter for a little over a month now and I love it. It make creating cultured vegetables super easy and virtually guaranteed. I also add EcoBoost and things start 'cookin' very quickly. If you are looking to create your own cultured veggies, you will love this product. I've also just recently (today, actually) added the culture starter to my homemade Kefir to add the L. plantarum bacteria. I am so sure it will be amazing. Thanks to Donna for developing all these wonderful ways to enhance my health. (Posted on 2/1/2014)
5.0 veggie culture starter by karen
I watched the video on how to make fermented veggies and purchased this product. I followed the instructions and everything turned out perfect! My husband loves the food and knowing that this product kickstarted the process made all of the difference. I will certainly order it again! (Posted on 1/29/2014)
5.0 Best way to culture veggies easily by Amanda
I've cultured veggies with just a salt brine before, and it can be finicky.

When I use this, not only does it cut back on the time involved, but it also achieves the perfect sour flavor, and the veggies still retain their texture.

Love this product. (Posted on 1/27/2014)
5.0 Easy to make and delicious by Suz
I used my favorite veggies--beets, carrots, and kale and just followed Donna's You Tube Video instructions. The process was very easy and after 8 days, the cultured vegetables were delicious. (Posted on 1/26/2014)
5.0 Great product by Linette
Just what I was looking for to prepare my veggies for my daily smoothie (Posted on 1/25/2014)
5.0 Yummy Cream by maknzacsmom
I have used this product to culture raw cream for years and love it! (Posted on 1/8/2014)
5.0 best gift i could have given her by Hanifa
My eldest married daughter has been very curious about cultured veggies for a few months now. She was waiting for her budget to have room in it for purchasing the veggie culture starter and eco-bloom, so I just felt it essential to assist her in obtaining it.

From my own experience with making bodyecology veggies, I can tell you that the culture starter is dynamic, effectual and produces a final product that broadcasts wellness.

Thank you for always providing quality ingredients for health. (Posted on 1/5/2014)
3.0 I'm sure it works well, but the instructions are by Beth
I purchased the Culture Starter because I learned that K2 is produced using this type of starter. I was very excited about that as I've been trying to incorporate more K2, which is hard to find, into my diet. I rec'd this a few weeks ago and it's in my refrigerator unused at this time. I found the directions to be VERY confusing at which point I called on my super veggie culturing friend to help me out. She has been culturing for quite some time using the Sally Fallon methods and also found the directions I rec'd in the packing to be very unclear on several counts. I have no doubt that the culture will work wonderfully but after reading the instructions, I didn't want to deal with it right away. I'm going to use it but probably not follow the enclosed directions completely and will receive help from other sources. (Posted on 1/2/2014)
5.0 My Fermented Veggies are much better. by Rich
This culture gives my veggies way more bite. Higher levels of fermentation and way more pro biotic content. I'm sold on this product. (Posted on 12/31/2013)
5.0 Veggie cultures are a wonderful way to get probiotics into the diet. by Bea
My favourite veggie culture is the beet, red cabbage and dill one. I use this one to add to a spring mix salad, and it often takes the place of the salad dressing.
Veggie cultures are great condiments for most meals. I love guacamole, and I like to add the ginger green cabbage and carrot one to it.
I like to make three different ones with each
package of starter, to get variety.
So far, making the veggie cultures has been very successful and enjoyable. I have found that I need to set aside a whole day to make them, to just focus on doing an excellent job of making three cultures at once (Posted on 12/27/2013)
5.0 excelent by Marvel
excellent (Posted on 12/22/2013)
5.0 Excellent by Rani
The Body Ecology Kefir and Veggie Culture Starter is good and I am now able to drink milk by making kefir using the Body Ecology Kefir.
Also I am able to Culture my vegetables (Carrot, Cabbage) using the Veggie Culture Starter. The Cultured Vegetables are tasty and healthy and thanks to Body Ecology Veggie Culture Starter. My digestion and ability to digest fat has improved by taking the Cultured Vegetables. Thanks again. (Posted on 12/21/2013)
5.0 Love the veggie culter starter by IDiorYou
Works great and goes a long way. I use the juice from the first packet to make the second and third round, so far. Turns out great every time. (Posted on 12/6/2013)
5.0 Great product! by Steph
I've made a few batches of fermented veggies, very easy and powerful! Healed my allergy to soy lecithin, nasty result of getting a flu shot a few years ago! (Posted on 12/3/2013)
5.0 Delicious and easy! by Karin
I am loving the cultured veggies. This product is vital to the process and makes it so easy! Love it! Super delicious … and the cultured purple cabbage makes my plate look beautiful too! (Posted on 12/3/2013)
5.0 excellant by rosiebumble
Very excited about my new veggie cultures! Instant bubble (Posted on 12/1/2013)
5.0 robust and lasts long by tss
I made my first batch of cultured veggie juice with this veggie culture starter 6 weeks ago. I save some juice with pulp from the previous batch to start a new one. So far it's going strong and does not require using a new starter. To create a veggie juice I pulverize veggies in Vitamix, add 2 qt of distilled water and let is brew for 24 hours at 76F. When it's ready, I separate the pulp by using cheese strainer, add raw honey and bottle in glass bottles. This way the juice stays fresh for a week in a fridge, which is very convenient for my husband who spends most of his time on the road.
I use: 1 small apple, 1 beet, 2 carrots, 1 parsnip, half of celery bunch, a bunch of cilantro (good for testosteron), 1 jalapeno, 1 head of garlic, 1 in piece of ginger, 1 in piece of horseradish, 1 tsp EcoBloom. This is great winter veg juice to fight the flu. Good thing you don't smell of garlic. (Posted on 11/25/2013)
5.0 Love it! by Andrea
Body Ecology's Veggie Culture Starter works well every time!! I've been really enjoying my fermented veggies thanks to my friends at Body Ecology! (Posted on 11/21/2013)
4.0 Instructions & Recipes by Mo
Great product, would love to see more recipes & instructions included with the product. (Posted on 11/16/2013)
5.0 Delicious! by Pok
I've been making cultured veggies with salt for a few years now and love that method as well, but veggies made with the body ecology veggie starter are so fresh and delicious tasting. My body craves them! I can taste how vital and alive they are! (Posted on 11/9/2013)
5.0 Excellent way to improve your immune system by Deborah
Veggie Culture Starter is an excellent way to increase the friendly bacteria in your system that make up a large portion of your immune system. The starter is easy to use and creates beautiful fermented products every time. (Posted on 11/4/2013)
5.0 Plantarum is the best by Crystal
I buy this Culture starter regularly and with the latest outbreak of salmonella, I'm grateful to have such a powerful antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral source in our diets. (Posted on 10/11/2013)
5.0 Great by Amanda
I feel confident when I use this product that it will work and my time preparing fermented veggies will not be lost. (Posted on 10/10/2013)
5.0 Lakanto by Mike G
My Kids Love Lakanto now instead of sugar!! (Posted on 10/7/2013)
4.0 great product by pp
use this to ensure a good fermentation on my coconut meat and veggies. Love it. (Posted on 10/7/2013)
5.0 Awesomeness by Erin
I have been using this culture starter to make fermented veggies for years. It's a wonderful product. I am very pleased with the quality of my cultured vegetables. Yum! (Posted on 10/5/2013)
5.0 Culture by JLou
Made my first batch of cultured veggies last week. Tried them yesterday after 7 days, like Donna suggests from the 3 videos on the site. The cabbage, carrot, ginger cultured veggies are amazing. My husband loves them too. We are going to try sweet potatoes today and start a new batch. Those should be interesting. We eat Kimchi with every meal, but now we will be able to eat our own cultured veggies and move closer to having 50% of our foods be cultured on our plate. Know Donna says 80% cultured, but getting closer everyday. love the products and her message to the world. thank you, JLou (Posted on 10/5/2013)
5.0 wonderful by Cam
starting to sleep better (Posted on 10/3/2013)
5.0 I use this product regularly by Dana
I routinely make sauerkraut and cultured vegetables. I know that I am getting full benefit from my efforts when I use the Veggie Culture Starter. (Posted on 10/2/2013)
5.0 My favorite veggie culture starter by laurelaustin
I love Body Ecology veggie culture starter! It makes culturing easy and I know I am getting more strains of the good bacteria when I culture than my friends who just use whey or water. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
5.0 pain stopper by Emily
ever since ive been on the BED, I've had regular digestive ease. The cultured vegetables have accelerated my health and assured assimilation of tougher more complex or dense foods. It helps maintain my rate of digestion and sooth discomfort or pain if I eat the wrong thing at the wrong time (Posted on 9/12/2013)
5.0 Great product by Dino
Love how I can make up to six jars of fermented veggies with one packet! (Posted on 9/9/2013)
Great product by Dino
Love how I can make up to six jars of fermented veggies with just one packet! (Posted on 9/9/2013)
5.0 Great Product by Debbie
I have been using this product for a few years! Works well for me! (Posted on 9/3/2013)
5.0 Excellent! by lynn
I absolutely love this stuff. I eat this with every meal. It has helped with my poor digestive issues. (Posted on 9/1/2013)
5.0 Excellent by Phyllis
This is an excellent product for cultured veggies! I haved used before and keep returning to this one. "Fool proof". (Posted on 8/28/2013)
5.0 happy gut by cje
The culture starter is helping to restore my ecosystem from toxins and other no so friendly unwanted guests by means of fermentation! (Posted on 8/21/2013)
5.0 Great product, easy to use by LT
This was very easy to add into my normal sauerkraut recipe. Highly recommend trying it. I eat it after dinner. It has been helping me curb my sugar cravings, have regular bowel movements and aids digestion. (Posted on 8/16/2013)
4.0 Using on the doctor's recommendation and appears to be doing what it is intended to do. by Happy
Using this with an Autistic person and it appears to be helping his situation. (Posted on 8/13/2013)
5.0 Successful! by Gloria
Have ordered a package twice before and today ordered 2 (!) packages to have on hand.

I take prescribed probiotics as well as digestive enzymes, so I'm not sure what the fermented foods are contributing, but who cares? My sauerkraut is fantastic! I've also fermented carrots, cukes, raw string beans, radishes and jicama! All are fine, but I do LOVE the cabbage/sauerkraut!!! (Posted on 8/7/2013)
5.0 Worked great by jung4ever
This is the first time i used this starter and it worked great and i feel confident that this product will provide high quality cultured veggies as it is recommended by Donna Gates (Posted on 8/7/2013)
5.0 Easy to use by Penguin 83
This was the first time I made cultured vegetables. It was easy to do and I am enjoying eating the cultured vegetables. This is something that I will be able to continue to do. (Posted on 8/4/2013)
5.0 I feel so much better when I have cultured veggies with my meals. I trust this brand of starter. by Jane
I can tell the difference in my digestion when I haven't had any cultured veggies for a period of time. I also like the Keifer starter. (Posted on 8/3/2013)
5.0 Great by benny
I have been making cultured veggies for a couple months now and they have helped my psoriasis immensely. These packets go a long way. thank you (Posted on 7/31/2013)
Great by Dino
Great product, really helps with digestion! (Posted on 7/30/2013)
3.0 OK by goldrosey
First time trying cultured veggies so have nothing to compare it with. Yes the process was pretty simple & went faster than I thought it would. Didn't like the fact that 4 different veggies basically tasted the same, like sauerkraut. (Posted on 7/29/2013)
Veggie Culture Starter by goldrosey
First time trying cultured veggies. Did cabbage w/carrots, brussel sprouts and snap peas. Like the peas but everything tasted like saurekraut. Maybe different herbs would help? (Posted on 7/29/2013)
5.0 Works great for sauerkraut! by Rob
Have been using the Veggie Starter Culture to make batches of sauerkraut from a large fermenting crock. The kraut is delicious and has been great for nutrition and digestion. (Posted on 7/23/2013)
4.0 I guess it's ok by Vitoria
I can't say that I have noticed a difference physically ever since I started using the Veggie Culture starter. So far I've added to fermented veggies (cabbage, carrots, ginger and garlic), and to cabbage juice. I had never fermented vegetables before nor had the cabbage juice, so I cannot compare before and after in terms of taste and health benefits. I guess I'm just going to have to trust that it's doing what is supposed to do. (Posted on 7/18/2013)
5.0 AWESOME! by christina
My cultured veggies came out crisp and delish with this starter. I will reorder very soon. (Posted on 7/17/2013)
5.0 Loved this! by AR
The culture was easy to use and the instructions were excellent. (Posted on 7/15/2013)
5.0 Works great by Siany
I love this culture. I feel like it has really helped my acne. (Posted on 7/11/2013)
5.0 good stuff by sunshine
easy to use and produces a tasty result (Posted on 7/9/2013)
5.0 Great Culture by Ali
I was recommended to use Body Ecology for my beet kvass because it is the best on the market! I agree, i have no complaints. (Posted on 7/9/2013)
5.0 Love by Lynn
I put these cultures in everything! I love the eco bloom with it too! (Posted on 7/8/2013)
5.0 Great by Susan
I like this starter a lot because then I can make my own fermented foods. This is less expensive than buying them. (Posted on 7/7/2013)
5.0 Healthy and Easy! by Mitch
This product makes it so easy to ferment your veggies. There's a video, too, on the website to help you get started. I leave my containers on my counter top and add some fermented cabbage or whatever into my morning smoothie and I know I'm doing something healthy for my body and digestion! (Posted on 6/23/2013)
5.0 Excellent Product by Greengirl1991
This veggie culture starter makes it wonderfully easy to produce delicious fermented vegetables! The first time I tried making fermented vegetables, I did it the "traditional" way, with a bunch of salt, and the batch turned out quite poorly - very salty, and with white mold growing on top - yuck! When I used the veggie culture starter, my sauerkraut turned out perfectly, with a delicious salt-free taste and no mold whatsoever! (Posted on 6/22/2013)
5.0 Great Product by Jenn
I really like the Veggie Culture Starter. It gives the veggies a great taste after they have fermented. (Posted on 6/15/2013)
5.0 Works great! by Healthnut
I used this culture starter for veggies and coconut meat and it worked very well and gave a great taste to the food after being fermented with it. I highly recommend it if you have the money to buy it. You could always alternate with this and just using salt, at least with the veggies. (Posted on 6/14/2013)
5.0 Makes it so easay by Gigi
Starter makes it so easy to have fermented foods that are good bacteria friendly. (Posted on 6/12/2013)
5.0 great by Linda
This starter makes great cultured vegetables. (Posted on 6/9/2013)
4.0 Enjoy by Jennifer
Easy to use (Posted on 6/7/2013)
4.0 great for making sauerkraut by arcadian
make salt-free kraut that tastes great (Posted on 6/7/2013)
5.0 excellent by Bri
Simple to use + allows veges to become much more powerful !!! (Posted on 5/31/2013)
5.0 The Best by Rocco
This product has changed my life for the better (Posted on 5/30/2013)
5.0 Just made my 1st batch! by Catherine
I just made my 1st batch of cultured veggies and they taste delicious! I'm excited to keep making them and the starter culture makes it nice and easy. (Posted on 5/30/2013)
5.0 Starter Culture, veg by John D
A fantastic product. (Posted on 5/26/2013)
5.0 Excellent by Happy Health
I have made cultured foods for many years with and without a starter. This was very easy to use and I know I am getting the benefit of extra probiotics. (Posted on 5/26/2013)
4.0 enhances fermentation by Lisa
The vegetables I fermented with Veggie Starter had so much fermentation in them. They were bubbling each time I opened them up. I could taste it and my digestion was really going every time I ate them, which told me there were a lot of probiotics in there! (Posted on 5/20/2013)
5.0 Great product by MAX
I have used this product for more than six months with excellent results. (Posted on 5/19/2013)
5.0 Tasty cultured veggies by Joanne
The veggie culture works fantastic. It was very easy to use, the directions are user friendly. I love the tangy taste of the vegetables and fees like a meal would now not be complete without them. I can't wait to try new recipes and get real creative!! (Posted on 5/11/2013)
5.0 Very happy with this product by Lorna
I tried the veggie Culture Starter at my first attempt at making fermented vegetables and was extremely pleased with the results. My vegetables were delicious so much so that I eat far too much at lunch and dinner, can't get enough. Thank you Donna. (Posted on 5/10/2013)
5.0 Great product, easy to use. by ljkanoho
Easy to use! I've used the Body Ecology Culture starter to make cultured vegetables. (Posted on 5/8/2013)
4.0 I really like making my very own cultured vegetables by labdip
I really like making my own cultured vegetables (Posted on 5/7/2013)
5.0 A must have! by Lynn
I absolutly love this product and use it in all my fermentations (Posted on 5/3/2013)
5.0 Great by S
Excellent product (Posted on 5/2/2013)
5.0 It works! by Nancy
I rarely review online purchases but when I come across something that is this good, not writing a review would be a disservice. I have used this product for over a year now and I can honestly say it works! It has straightened out my gut that has been upside down for over a decade. Using this product has restored my life back to normal - I couldn't be happier with it. (Posted on 4/29/2013)
5.0 fermented veggies by michele
I use the veggie culture for making fermenting foods, particularly saurerkraut. I love this culture!! (Posted on 4/22/2013)
5.0 Culture by Angel
My family is hooked on these products. The results are undeniable. They more bloating,flatter stomaches, more energy, even my 80+ mother notices the difference.

Thanks body ecology! (Posted on 4/22/2013)
5.0 Likes the product by Sue
Easy to use and tastes good (Posted on 4/19/2013)
5.0 great by kay
The culture starter worked very well . I am enjoying my veggies. Learned not to get to much ginger in the mix tho!!! (Posted on 4/14/2013)
5.0 Great product! by Jenn
Great product to use in cultured veggies. (Posted on 4/12/2013)
5.0 excellent by ela
I love it (Posted on 4/10/2013)
4.0 tastes great by rhirhi
I add EcoBloom in with my culture starter to make delicious homemade cultured veggies! (Posted on 4/10/2013)
2.0 Jury still out by Marytyler
I cultured my own veggies with Culture Starter a few weeks ago. So far I haven't noticed a change in my digestion. I have IBS, chronic gastritis, horrific GERD, with fibromyalgia. I just purchased the Body Ecology diet book and I hope that is helpful. I have also been drinking Kefir and taking probiotics. I also take L-glutamine and use i26 hyperimmune egg. So far no change. I suppose the only way to change the digestion problems is going wheat and dairy free? I'm still confused on leaky gut. (Posted on 4/8/2013)
5.0 veggie culture starter by betsy
I love this product as it made my veggie work so much easier. Also I like how it taste, is reliable takes all the guess work out! (Posted on 4/8/2013)
5.0 Veggie Starter by Leigh
I have Fibromyalgia and Celiac. This starter has helped me more than anything to clean out and then keep cleaning out. The veggies just get better and better! (Posted on 4/7/2013)
5.0 Veggie Culture Starter by Eileen
I have purchased this product (and keifer starter) several times and enjoy making my own saurkraut and other veggies. (Posted on 4/7/2013)
5.0 Excellent product by Ju
my gal is allergied to broccoli but she does not have any flare up when she ate the fermented broccoli. (Posted on 4/6/2013)
5.0 Great taste by Mimi
Your starter makes it easier to make cultured vegies. I love the taste and texture! (Posted on 3/31/2013)
5.0 I'm hooked! by sue
I had reservations about "fermented vegetables" tasting good enough for me to eat...I have come to enjoy the homemade kraut I make using the veggie culture starter and will continue doing it this way to heal my digestive system and my body. Thank you! (Posted on 3/30/2013)
5.0 easy to use, great results by happycustomer
I've gone through half a dozen packets of starter and my veggies come out great every time. (Posted on 3/27/2013)
4.0 Butternut Squash by Super Dave
Made a great batch of Butternut Squash! (Posted on 3/26/2013)
5.0 Worked by Lorna
I used this in making my first batch of cultured veggetables with excellent results. (Posted on 3/20/2013)
5.0 Great stuff by G
I loved the cultured veggies. Packet worked great. (Posted on 3/19/2013)
5.0 Veggies are a great suppliment to my salad by dickb
These are so good they are now my salad dressing. (Posted on 3/18/2013)
5.0 Veggie culture starter by Jackie
Works so good & so easy to use. Takes a little time to make, but so much cheaper. (Posted on 3/18/2013)
1.0 EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED by leftiejenessie
I ordered my product in mid-January 2013. Received absolutely no communication about my order. I called about 3 weeks after placing the order (and every week thereafter until it came). Found out my order was on hold because an item i didn't really need all that urgently was actually not in stock, even though it said it was. I would have liked to have changed my order if it was possible. I am pretty upset Body Ecology, you really messed up the timing of my core program with zero communication on your behalf to inform me that it was extremely delayed! My foods went bad waiting for the stuff, I lost a lot of money. Really upset. Body Ecology. Really. Really. Really upset. I want more than a 15% off my next order. The things i actually needed weren't in stock when i placed the order. Probably were by the time you got the order out to me. I wouldn't need to place a second order. I am never an upset person but this really really frustraed me. I am an extremely happy person but really cannot stand it when people fail to communicate with me. Especially when they're taking $127 of my money. I would like a response to this. (Posted on 3/14/2013)
5.0 Delicious by carlicious
I opened the jar without refrigerating first and it was like opening up a shaken bottle of soda. TEEMING with healthy bacteria. And delicious? Cabbage, carrot, fennel and ginger...good stuff! (Posted on 3/12/2013)
5.0 Another great product by Sharon
Using Veggie Culture Starter is a easy way to turn my vegetable smoothie into an easily digestible pick-me-up winter beverage! (Posted on 3/12/2013)
5.0 Great product by Billi
I have used this product and enjoy the ease of use and the finished product. The recipes are great too. (Posted on 3/10/2013)
5.0 easy by Max
I was buying fermented vegetables. I was hesitant but decided to try fermenting them myself. Starter works great. Directions were easy. I plan on ordering more. (Posted on 3/10/2013)
5.0 Great product by Basia
I just did my first cultured vegetables and they turned out fantastic ! I got the nice canning jars from Sur La Table and it took only 5 days for my veggis to be ready to eat . They really taste great , I followed Donna's steps in the video and now I am enioying my heathy salads daily. Love the product and I'm planning to get more ! Thank you Donna ! (Posted on 3/9/2013)
5.0 Great product! by Pattidee
This product was very easy to use, came with easy to follow instructions. I would definitely recommend it to others! (Posted on 3/9/2013)
5.0 Perfect cultured veggies every time! by Cyndi
Love this starter. Have been using it to culture my veggies for a couple years now and they turn out great every time. Use it to ferment coconut water too. Love it! (Posted on 3/8/2013)
4.0 Good by Ginger
I have only attempted once to make the cultured veggies; I wasn't very sucessful & smelled up the kitchen :)...I have since watched the video on your website and have a better idea what to do along with some good tips. I will attempt to make them again soon. (Posted on 3/8/2013)
5.0 Wonderful by Eileen
Great to know I'm getting all of those nutrients! (Posted on 3/8/2013)
4.0 Veggie Culture Starter by TCh2o
It really helps my digestion and I don't feel as hungry when I eat it every day. I was very happy to find that for the same price I can make 6 times more cultured veggies compared to buying it premade at a store. My only complaint is that I don't like the taste as much as premade ones I've had before. It could just be the particular recipe I tried however. (Posted on 3/8/2013)
5.0 great for ulcers by Elizabeth
I use vege starter for my Son who has Auto Immune Enteropathy and GERD. An endoscopy showed that after years of use the ulcers in his esophagas were gone. (Posted on 3/6/2013)
5.0 Veggie Culture Starter by Jackie
27 yrs of suffering from inadequate digestion, gone after 2 months of cultured veggies. How can I ever thank No doctors could ever help me, it was always from stress. Which means they don't know. I spent thousands of dollars trying to help myself. Probiotics helped, but now I know it was NOT enough. My body needed more. Cultured veggies did it!!!! Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!! (Posted on 3/6/2013)
4.0 great stuff by nanseeb
i use this starter with my homemade probiotic, the yeast is a big promoter of good bacteria! (Posted on 2/25/2013)
5.0 Excellent Product by Doctor Mom
I have made 2 batches of fermented veggies so far and both have come out delicious!
I had never had it before but suffered from candida overgrowth most of my life. Since I have been eating it everyday I'm happy to say that I'm feeling a lot better. (Posted on 2/23/2013)
1.0 Could be better by Chad
I've tried both now, kefir grains and freeze dried, and I prefer the grains. Why do I have to heat the milk and what, specifically, are the organisms involved? What I really wanted to try was the vegi starter. It was back ordered and I haven't heard boo. And now they want a review? A poor rating is the best I can do. Send the vegi starter. (Posted on 2/21/2013)
5.0 Fermented Juice Tonic by Sharon
Several months ago, I read the Body Ecology article on fermented vegetable tonic and immediately ordered the Veggie Culture Starter. It is very easy and quick to make. Easy to digest and a great immune support this winter! (Posted on 2/21/2013)
5.0 Excellent by Nancy
Donna's Cultured Veggies are terrific! Though I do a healthy diet, the high quality probiotics have added a wonderfully "live"
sensation to my insides. Making the veggies is fun and I look forward to trying lots of differ (Posted on 2/20/2013)
5.0 great by Laura
This starter makes delicious cultured veggies. (Posted on 2/20/2013)
5.0 excellent by Happy
This works great and love there is video on BE website to help show you how to create your own cultured veggies (Posted on 2/17/2013)
5.0 Excellent product by ro
I recently tried this for the first time, and was completely unsurprised to discover the results were excellent, like that of the kefir starter. If it comes from Body Ecology, it's the best. (Posted on 2/15/2013)
5.0 great by Billi
I have used the product and am happy with the results. I will be ordering more. (Posted on 2/12/2013)
5.0 so good by pwilki
Loved the ease of use and the knowledge that my batches would have all they need to be as healthy and alive as possible. (Posted on 2/12/2013)
5.0 Nice by Cip
It does the job. In a week I had sauerkraut! Thanks! (Posted on 2/11/2013)
5.0 Product is good by Rajan
The product is very good. I am able to Culture Vegetables with out any problems using the Veggie Starter Culture. (Posted on 2/10/2013)
5.0 Very helpful by Randy
I used the Veggie culture starter to make my first batch of fermented veggies
it came out great! it tasted wonderful too.... and I didn't like cultured veggies until I made myself start to eat them due to the candida!!!
I highly recommend using it to ensure you get a good balance of friendly and healthful bacterium, especially L. Planterium, which Iam told helps to overcome the candida over growth (Posted on 2/9/2013)
5.0 Easy to use, even for first timers! by Creative 1
It was the first time I had tried making cultured vegetables and it worked perfectly. Tasted great! Very easy to do! (Posted on 2/2/2013)
5.0 Makes great cultured veggies. by Jackie
The culture for making cultured veggies works well. I have made five batches of cultured veggies and had good success each time. (Posted on 1/27/2013)
5.0 Easy Fermenting! by Mitch
I tried this product because I wanted to help cleanse and build up my digestive tract to rid myself of yeast overgrowth. It is really easy to use and I have noticed a difference. I do not get the indegestion and bloating that I used to get! Thank you, Donna! (Posted on 1/24/2013)
5.0 Excellent by Mike
I use this product in my raw vegi soups, it gives the soup a little zing after 24 hrs and taste very good. (Posted on 1/22/2013)
5.0 great product by Kelly
This is the first time I have fermented foods with a starter culture and I have had great results! I love having the powder on hand in the event I don't have any whey. It is easy to use and I have gotten a great ferment every time! Thank you! (Posted on 1/22/2013)
5.0 Amazing! by Torey
Making fermented veggies has changed my life. I struggled with candida for a few years, and having fermented veggies daily has healed everything! (Posted on 1/22/2013)
4.0 Good by Lisa
I haven't used this in a long time but bought it to try with the root vegetable juice recipe. It sounds so good! I have had several veggies made from other people with this culture and they are wonderful. (Posted on 1/9/2013)
5.0 Love this by Maryam
This product has gotten me on the road to better health. I now eat cultured veggies daily and they've made a huge difference in my life -- better digestion, more energy, fewer cravings, balanced mood, etc. This is the one product that I cannot do without and will continue to buy indefinitely. (Posted on 1/7/2013)
5.0 Love love love by Sheep Lady
I have used this product for years. ITs a great way to get culutured veggies into your diet. I have made saurkraut using salt, but this is way better. Tastes great. (Posted on 1/6/2013)
5.0 Helps speed up the process by Lou
This is a great product. It truly helps with speeding up the fermentation process. I use it every time I make fermented veggies. (Posted on 1/4/2013)
5.0 LIfe Saving by openrose
I have been battling Candida over growth for many years. It took 14 to figure out what was going on! Then I found Body Ecology. The book was helpful but required a big commitment that even I found a bit challenging. Then I got the Starter! It has turned my life around! I love making my veggies. It too can take some effort but it is well worth it. I am now finally healing my gut and am able to eat most foods without huge gastric upset. I still have a healthy diet but I don't have to worry about what I'm eating so much. I also feel so much more in balance emotionally! I can't say enough good things about this product. It seems so much better than the probiotics you buy in pills. It is alive for one thing! Life force is so important in what we take into our bodies! I am an Asian medicine practitioner and I have heard that Candida is considered the root of many serious illnesses. It is very debilitating and I know that from personal experience. I was very close to chronic fatigue and now I am feeling better than I have in years. Thanks so much for your efforts Donna. May you continue to help people get and stay well! (Posted on 12/22/2012)
5.0 a lot easier by Maria
easey to use (Posted on 12/17/2012)
5.0 Excellent! by LM
Wouldn't make our fermented veggies without it!! fantastic culture... (Posted on 12/14/2012)
Trial and error are always good teachers. My first batch of veggies did not turn out so well, then I watched a viedo and listened to the teaching CD's provided by Donna Gates on Body Ecology Diet Cleansing. The 2nd batch of cultured veggies is much, much better because the brine was completely covering the veggies. Perseverence pays off. (Posted on 12/9/2012)
5.0 Culture Starter is good by Rajan
The Culture Starter product is good and i am able to make Cultured Vegetables using the Culture Starter. Cultured Vegetables helps me with the digestion and elimination. (Posted on 12/8/2012)
5.0 Superior Taste for my Cultured Veggies by Candace
I love this mix to make my cultured veggies. The taste is superior to any other method I have tried. Thank you Body Ecology!! (Posted on 12/1/2012)
5.0 Veggie Culture Starter by Mike
Making our cultered veggies with your veggie starter has helped us make awesome cultered vegetables month after month. Thanks!!! (Posted on 11/29/2012)
5.0 Excellent by sitod
I feel safe using Body Ecology culture starter for my cultured vegetables. I believe there is no chance for yeast to form with these potent cultures. I now culture cabbage and carrot JUICE with this culture; success everytime. (Posted on 11/28/2012)
5.0 Now crave cultured vegetables by HEC
When I made my first batch of cultured vegetables, I was disappointed and didn't think I really liked them. I had read how delicious they were, and they just tasted terribly sour to me. I decided to keep trying them by adding a little bit to my plate each meal, and after having them 3 times, I decided I actually really like them and crave them. It's really funny how that worked out. Now I'm eating my cultured veggies every day and really enjoying them. I am seeing tremendous improvement in my athlete's foot condition, and I've only been following the Body Ecology diet for 3 weeks. (Posted on 11/27/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Tammy
Best veggie culture on the market!! Has never failed. (Posted on 11/23/2012)
5.0 Exelent product by Lazar
It made the most delicious pepers I've ever tried (Posted on 11/17/2012)
5.0 Wonderful product by happy grammie
I love my cultered vegtables. I tried making
them without the starter product and it
didn't work. My sister who lives in another state had been making it alot and raved about it. So I finally decided to order the veggie culture starter and i am
so glad I did!! It worked and I hooked.
Its the best ever. (Posted on 11/14/2012)
5.0 very satisfied by lenkie
great product (Posted on 11/13/2012)
5.0 Great with cabbage by Adia
I have used this starter to make fermented cabbage. I've used carrots occasionally but I prefer just plain cabbage. I like that you don't have to add any salt. It turns out really delicious with a tangy sour taste. (Posted on 11/12/2012)
5.0 Best Ever by Russ
I made saurkraut and it turned out to be the best I have ever made. The starter worked perfectly. (Posted on 11/8/2012)
5.0 I love making Sauerkraut with this starter. It really works! by Sally
I am pleased to be using the veggie culture starter and determined to eat some every day. The health benefits are excellent as is the kraut. (Posted on 11/3/2012)
5.0 Excellent product, has helped me increase my energy level, especially when I'm sick. Also helps with an overgrowth of fungus. by Sherri
This product has truly been a real God sent. I've had problems with recurring sinus and bladder infections for years. After taking several rounds of antibiotics I had to do something to get my strength back and decided to try the culture starter. It has helped me regain my strength and stamina, plus strengthen my immune system. Keep up the good work!! (Posted on 10/30/2012)
5.0 Great Product by Debbie
I made my first batch of fermented veggies using this starter. They came out great. I was a little leary about whether I was making them correctly and the starter was like a little bit of insurance. (Posted on 10/26/2012)
5.0 The only way to go for kraut! by Kirsten
The veggie culture starter is so easy and the best way to make sure your kraut will consist of the right kind as well as right amount of good bugs for your digestive system. I've used other starters and always come back to my stand by.. the Body Ecology Veggie Culture starter. I've made batches of kraut for 200 people by using 1 or 2 pouches, so you really get your money's worth! (Posted on 10/26/2012)
5.0 really works by Linda
This stuff works great. (Posted on 10/23/2012)
5.0 Great starter! by Goodforyou
I love this product. It makes the best veggies! (Posted on 10/20/2012)
4.0 wonderful to have starter culter by Geo
This culture works wonders. We have been using it to make sauerkraut, and have definitely seen an improvement in our digestive systems. It's also wonderful to have cultured veges in only 3 days. (Posted on 10/15/2012)
4.0 Great product by Carol
A HUGE must with culturing veggies! This product takes the process of culturing veggies to a new level. No more ruined batches if just using salt. Cultures fast and makes for a very yummy fermented product! (Posted on 10/9/2012)
5.0 Excellent by RobMcD
Added to my veggies, it gives me consistent results over and over. I've tried one and two packs of starter for 3 heads of cabbage and feel like one is enough; cheaper and it does the job. (Posted on 10/1/2012)
5.0 Love cultured veggies by kidcowgirl
and have friends asking me for more! (Posted on 9/30/2012)
5.0 Excellent product by Barndiva
This product is excellent. My first time ever fermenting vegetables, and they turned out great. I look forward to trying cultured butter and kimchee. (Posted on 9/29/2012)
5.0 Love it! I went through this box very quickly. by Alice
I used this starter in several batches of fermented vegetables, in fermented juice and to make cultured butter. I love it! (Posted on 9/29/2012)
5.0 Can't live without it! by Jill
The veggie culture starter is super food for my super 59 year old body, can't live without it! Cultured veggies are part of the fuel (everyday) that I need to keep going. (Posted on 9/26/2012)
5.0 I'm loving the fermented veggies by E. Y.
Love the product. Have used it before and I direct folks to Body Ecology all the time who are interested in fermenting their food. I work at Costco doing the demos (usually in the Pharmacy Dept.) and often get on the subject of digestion healing and that's were I recommend BE. (Posted on 9/19/2012)
5.0 Culture Starter by EM
Excellent for making cultured vegetables such as sauerkraut. We love the way it adds to the fermentation process. Great quality. (Posted on 9/18/2012)
4.0 The product is good by Bhuvan
The product is very good (Posted on 9/15/2012)
5.0 Love this product! by laurfaery
It worked like a charm the very first attempt I have made, ever, to culture my own vegetables. I've made sour cream, cultured butter, sauerkraut, and kimchi - all with great success. (Posted on 9/10/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Melissa
I definitely need to keep this in stock at my house. The moment I stop eating my cultured veggies, the sugar cravings start up again. I know we can make cultured veggies without the starter, it just gives me peace of mind that i can not screw it up. LOL (Posted on 9/10/2012)
4.0 Great Yogurt Starter by Tracy
I made coconut yogurt with this starter and it was wonderful (Posted on 9/6/2012)
5.0 Fermented veggies are great for digestion!!! by Jen
I love this stuff added to my fermented kraut. I can tell the difference in how much better the kraut works with my digestion. (Posted on 9/6/2012)
5.0 Just What I Needed!!!! by Tinamarie
I had been working at obtaining balance for over 3 years. After finding out I was gluten intolerant later in life, I had a hard time healing my gut. When I added cultered veggies IT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!!!! (Posted on 9/6/2012)
5.0 Loved it! by Sylvie
Easy product to use and fantastic addition to my ferments! Totally worthwhile purchase. (Posted on 9/1/2012)
5.0 excellent product by Hollys
I just started making my own cultured veggies and I love them! Even my 3 yr old and husband like some of the batches I've made. This is a fabulous starter. Easy to use and makes veggies yummy! (Posted on 8/30/2012)
4.0 Great Product! by Nicky K
I couldn't be more happy with this product. It does exactly what I needed and I would recommend it to anyone needing something helpful for their digestive needs! Thanks! (Posted on 8/27/2012)
4.0 Worked great by Dianne
Worked just as it was supposed to. Easy to use too! (Posted on 8/20/2012)
5.0 Culture Starter by Val
I have been using this for a while. I make a batch of cutured vegetables once every two months. Its time consuming but worth the time. My husband and I have the cultured veggies for every meal. Its become part of our meal routine. (Posted on 8/19/2012)
5.0 A Great product by ima rawfoodie
I use this frequently to make cultured veggies, most often sauerkraut. In five days I have the best kraut. (Posted on 8/19/2012)
5.0 BED Culture Starter works great for cultured veggies by Gayhl
BED Culture Starter gives us excellent results every time we make cultured veggies, which is about once a month. Excellent flavor and wonderful balancing effect on my colon. Love the flavor of cultured veggies! (Posted on 8/18/2012)
5.0 Love making Kim Chi by me
My family loves fermented veggies! (Posted on 8/12/2012)
5.0 Super ready! by FarnGirl
Just follow the recipes on the BE website and you will create excellent, delicious cultured veggies! So far I have made the basic mixed veggies, cultured beets w/caraway seeds, kimchi, and sauerkraut... All were soooo yummy. (Posted on 8/3/2012)
5.0 A staple in my kitchen by Stormie
Always on hand, a staple in my kitchen. I always seem to have a batch brewing. I love the versatility of the starters, occasionally throwing one in a tonic. (Posted on 8/3/2012)
5.0 Excellent product by Rosalyn
I've just used this product for the first time and am very pleased with the result. I will definitely reorder. (Posted on 7/26/2012)
5.0 Very pleased by Missy
I have made traditional fermented saurkraut without any culture starters before, and Kombucha; but I didn't know how to make other cultured veggies. When I bought the Veggie Culture starter I made fermented, carrot, cabbage, ginger slaw and cultured beets and pickles, the pickles didn't come out great but that was probably my inexperience and I didn't have a recipe. Everything else turned out great! Very pleased, was quick and easy to use. (Posted on 7/23/2012)
4.0 good by kk
I thought this product was great! It is easy to use and my veggies came out yummy! But it does not really say how much starter to use for how much veggies?? So I kind of went by the recepie amounts? But would love to know if I wanted to make a smaller amount, how much whould I then use, since it is nice to make a few different kinds for variety. Now I have all the same and many jars of it. But i would still recomend, just would be nice to have a bit more details. Thanks! (Posted on 7/22/2012)
5.0 culture Starter by CindyRN
My first time with fermented vegtables. Everything worked according to receipe and we are enjoying them everyday. (Posted on 7/22/2012)
5.0 I love this stuff by Sonrisa
This easy to use product gives high-end results. Because I am kind of lazy and love the whole coconut all together, I just blend both coconut milk and meat, stir in the culture and place on top of my hot water heater. Voila! Repeat cultures work just as instructions indicate. Perfect every time. Yum! (Posted on 7/20/2012)
5.0 Excellent product by Diane
I used the Veggie Starter the first time I made cultured vegetables. It worked great!
My veggies tasted delicious. I am very pleased with this product. (Posted on 7/18/2012)
5.0 great for making cultured veggies and veggie juice by ctara
Works great! I especially like using it to make cultured veggie juice - great alternative to expensive cultured beverages. Makes it easy to incorporate cultured foods in my daily routine. (Posted on 7/17/2012)
3.0 tastes good by Dawn
Product works well. (Posted on 7/13/2012)
5.0 Excellent product! by Rose
I think Body Ecology is the best culture starter around! (Posted on 7/11/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Deanna
Excellent way to make sour cream and have a powerful probiotic added into your daily diet! (Posted on 7/3/2012)
5.0 BE Veggie Culture Starter & Eco Bloom Are a Winning Team by Linda
BE Veggie Culture Starter & Eco Bloom Are a Winning Team

Four months now in a row I have used a variety of different garden fresh, luscious organic vegetables to make cultured vegetables for my family using Donna Gates' wonderful Body Ecology Veggie Culture Starter and Eco Bloom. Every time the vegetables have turned out superbly. The vegetables look good, taste great, and promote excellent digestion to support our good health and well-being. We also appreciate the pleasant flavour and health-supporting nutrients in Vitality SuperGreen Powder. (Posted on 7/1/2012)
5.0 The cheap route didn't work for me. by Lane
The BED has helped me in so many ways! But when it came to my ferments I tried to do it my way......with wild fermentation. Bad idea for a candida person. Lots of digestive tract discontent. Finally quit the wild and went with the BED packaged starter. All is quiet within now. It is pretty spendy but other brands contain milk product. I never go a meal without my ferments. Thank you Donna for all you do and have done for us! (Posted on 7/1/2012)
4.0 easy to use by DD
The product is easy to use. This is my first try at fermenting vegies and I am not sure about the process. I would like to know what to look out for. Should I be releasing gas? If it stops bubbling have I ruined it? (Posted on 6/30/2012)
5.0 perfect by Nick

this product is perfect. do get! (Posted on 6/25/2012)
5.0 doesnt get better than this by nick
makes a perfect batch every single time! such a great way to ensure you will have a sucessful probiotic rich food afterwards. (Posted on 6/23/2012)
5.0 Wow! was the only word that came out. by The Food Warrior
The first time I placed the veggie cuture in my mouth, Wow! was the only word that came out
The taste was out of this world, and making it was so easy with the Veggie Starter. Waiting for the fermentation was the hard part! (Posted on 6/23/2012)
5.0 Very good by Jeanette
I use this starter when making my cultured vegetables. They seem to really give a good start to the fermenting process. When I open my jars they always have a good amount of fizz, which mskes me happy so that I know the fermenting has begun. (Posted on 6/17/2012)
5.0 What did I do before this culture? by Robin
I love this culture! I make raw, cultured butter once a week and also use it to culture vegetables, which I am totally addicted to. If I didn't make butter from the cultured cream, it could be used as a delicious sour cream (the butter always wins out). I am extremely pleased with this product and highly recommend it. (Posted on 6/12/2012)
5.0 Easy to Use by Kristen
This was easy to use and worked great! The veggies came out tart and tasty! (Posted on 6/7/2012)
5.0 Wonderful, perfect way to get good bacteria in each day by culturing cream! by Deanna B
Absolutely love the culture starter! It is a perfect way to get good bacteria in everyday. We culture cream making a wonderful addition to our meals! (Posted on 6/1/2012)
5.0 Yes! It works by Genny
Yes! The Vegie Cultue Starter works! I have tried to ferment my vegies without the culture and they got soggy and were'nt appetizing. This time I used the Vegie Culture and I am pleased. I'm committed to getting these probiotic foods into my health and lifestyle. Thanks. (Posted on 5/22/2012)
5.0 Using products for my autistic son by Karen
Made very good veggies that turned out wonderful. Very pleased (Posted on 5/21/2012)
5.0 I like this culture starter by Yank
This culture worked very well in my fermented vegetables. (Posted on 5/20/2012)
4.0 Very good! But confusing! by Jenessa
Cultured veggies have always confused me right from the beginning of the book. I had to make them myself in order to really understand it. When i made them (first recipe: carrots, cabbage, and dill), i still was confused because i thought i made them incorrectly. I thought they would drastically transform color. They didn't look much different than day 2. Then i tasted them after a couple weeks, and they did taste sour. I guess i made them correctly! They tasted very different. But some of mine didn't culture properly. Maybe they're slow or maybe i didn't put enough liquid. A close-up picture of some cultured vegetables would be helpful next to the recipe on the website so people know they're making them correctly. (Posted on 5/18/2012)
5.0 More confident in the finished product by Nan
I feel more confident using Veggie Starter. The veggies I cultured without the Starter didn't turn out well. (Posted on 5/17/2012)
5.0 Using this for my autistic son and myself. by Karen
I was very successful in making my cultured veggies. They came out very colorful and very tart. I am very pleased. (Posted on 5/17/2012)
4.0 Vegetable Culture Starter by Phil
This starter works well. Since I started mixing cultured vegetables with my meals my digestion has improved immensely. (Posted on 5/15/2012)
2.0 Could not figure it out by Nina
Instructions are not clear. I am experienced cook and do my own sour kraut, but was not successful with this thing. I wish instructions were more clear (Posted on 5/14/2012)
5.0 very good product by chris
I use veggie culture to make kimchi and cultured cabbage. Happpy to know I am helping the good bacteria in my gut. (Posted on 5/12/2012)
Great by Nana
Made cabbage and it is good. It was easy. (Posted on 5/11/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Angie
These are the best tasting cultured vegetables ever!! I crave them. By using the starter culture I know my family is receiving beneficial bacteria vital to their health! Excellent product! (Posted on 5/3/2012)
5.0 Highly recommend by Bill
We have used the starter since last August. For many years I have been treated for Rosacea with doxycyclline. After a few months of eating the cultured vegetables daily, my rosacea is nearly gone. My wife has been treated for acid reflux for years and has also seen positive results from eating cultured vegetables. We like not having to use salt. (Posted on 5/3/2012)
5.0 great by andy
I love this product and the new found cultured food I have added to my diet! (Posted on 4/29/2012)
5.0 Great Product by NC Girl
Love this product! (Posted on 4/29/2012)
5.0 Culturing made Easy by laurelaustin
I used to have to culture with whey and it was a lot more work and not as many benefits and sometimes they would not turn out at all. I love using Body Ecology's Veggie Culture starter. My veggies turn out great every time!
(Posted on 4/29/2012)
5.0 This culture is awesome by Jillian
This culture ensures strong, healthy strains in your kraut. Buy it! (Posted on 4/29/2012)
5.0 Love it by Ladia
I love BED products and this is just one of them you can't live without if you want to make healthy fermented veggies. (Posted on 4/28/2012)
5.0 The culture cultures the vegetables. by Kevin
I use this product to culture vegetables following a you tube video of Donna demonstrating the process and it works every time. (Posted on 4/28/2012)
5.0 Great! by BjohnB
A little on the pricey side, but well worth it. Makes great cultured veggies, and has the recipes for sour cream and butter, too. A must have in the kitchen. (Posted on 4/26/2012)
5.0 My staple by Jill
Veggie culture starter is one of my staples..quite a contrast to 9 yrs ago before BED..bread was my staple..cultured vegetables are CRITICAL to my diet ..will not eat without them. The yeasts don't have a chance with these guys coming down the tract three or more times a day! (Posted on 4/24/2012)
5.0 Love my cultured vegetables by Carolyn
I just made my first batch of cultured vegetables. I followed the instructions and was amazed at how much it actually made. I have been eating a jar a day for the last 10 days and am getting ready to make my second batch so that it will be ready when I used up the first batch. I love the sour taste of the cabbage and I feel great. (Posted on 4/23/2012)
5.0 I highly recommend "Veggie Culture Starter" by New Day Nutrition
As a Nutritional Consultant, I have been able to help a lot of people with the Veggie Culture Starter and believe that it is an excellent product for ALL, even if they are not on a candida diet. (Posted on 4/10/2012)
5.0 great product by poisson
I've been making fermented vegetables for a year now. The cultures veggies starter is so easy to use and helps it all. The cultured veggies transform my meals and make everything I combine it with SO much easier to digest. (Posted on 4/10/2012)
4.0 This product is great by DJ
This is my first time culturing veggies. I finish my first batch and is about to start making my second batch. I fell in love with cultured veggies. I am going to try to culture YCK. I hope it comes out as good as the CV. Keep up the good work. Thank you. (Posted on 4/7/2012)
5.0 Culture for Fermented Veggies - Good first venture by Sonna Mae
Your products were recommended to me by my Nutritional Advisor and I made cabbage & carrot slaw with ginger & garlic. It seems to be agreeing with me and I have 7 quarts to go so am looking forward to improved gut health.
Thanks for all your research & caring. (Posted on 4/6/2012)
5.0 Works great! by Jen
Works very well! Just make sure you follow the directions that come with it! (Posted on 4/6/2012)
5.0 LOVE!! by nico
I've been using this starter culture for a few years now & recently I am using it quite often. Cultured veggies & veggie juices have become a staple in our household & this makes it so easy to create something both tasty & healthy. Thanks! (Posted on 4/6/2012)
5.0 Great Culture Starter by hdaspinar
We used the culture starter to make cultured vegtables.

It is nutrious, delicisious and everything we can ask for.

(Posted on 3/29/2012)
5.0 Culture Starter by Teresa
This is a great product. I had never tried to make cultured vegetables before and had no idea how to start. Fortunately, this did the work for me. (Posted on 3/29/2012)
4.0 Extremely easy, creative, and relatively fast to use and make cultured creations! by DeeDee
What a wonderfully creative way to heal and keep our guts healthy. As I'm sure you readers know that the best way to keep our immune system healthy, or repair and build our immune system is through healing and maintaining the environment in our gut. Our gut being our intestines , small and large intestines. Have fun with it, because life and health should be fun! (Posted on 3/26/2012)
4.0 Good Veggie Culture Starter by Melissa
I have never cultured veggies before and I'm still learning. The veggie culture starter was simple and made me feel like I couldn't possibly screw this up. Thanks for the boost in my culturing confidence. (Posted on 3/23/2012)
5.0 I highly recommend "Veggie Culture Starter" by bill e
My wife and I are getting such good results with our health from the B. E. D. that we intend to stay on it until we hit all our healing goals. (Posted on 3/22/2012)
5.0 Use This To Make Homemade Cultured Vegetables! by Brandon
On Body Ecology I've made huge progress in eliminating chronic health issues I've suffered from since childhood. Incorporating fermented vegetables into my diet has clearly been a key element, but store-bought cultured vegetables are so expensive and increasingly difficult to find. About a year and a half ago I started making my own homemade cultured vegetables using the Culture Starter and it couldn't be easier. It's a part of my routine that I hardly even think about anymore and is much more economical. I highly recommend this product. (Posted on 3/16/2012)
5.0 this makes the best cultured vegis ever!!! by happy tummy
We have a local company that makes wonderful raw cultured vegis. They however, use the oldworld style of salt and the natural microorganisms on the cabbage. I have a hard time digesting them and they did not repopulate my intestines well. Then I started making my own cultured vegis with the culture starter, in additon to drinking lots of coconut and water kefir I am now able to digest raw vegitables, I have never, as far back as I can remember been able to digest raw vegis without pain, gas and constipation. Now the cultured vegis have been a God-send and I loooooove how good they taste. I eat them with everything!! (Posted on 3/15/2012)
5.0 Really important part of my diet. by Free At Last!
I like this starter better than using whey because it seems to make a crunchier, tarter ferment. I love my cultured veggies! (Posted on 3/13/2012)
5.0 Great product by 1gratefulmom
This starter is wonderful for use in making your own raw cultured veggies; without it, you are not always sure your veggies are going to turn out well. It's a pretty small price to pay for insurance! And making your own RCVs saves you a bundle. Just one batch saved me what I spent for a new food processor to make them. Can't wait to try the starter to make my own sour cream and butter! (Posted on 3/7/2012)
5.0 Can Feel It Working by Holly F
I bought this product years ago to get rid of yeast problems. It worked; then I found another probiotic that seemed to work also: Fivelac, Good, but the yeast never went away completely. I realized it's a lifestyle and probably too much wine. I am overall healthy but have a low thyroid due to Hashimoto's and food sensitivities which I realize are both due to leaky gut syndrome. I realize now I am 45 and can't take my health for granted any longer. I must heal my gut if I am to live a quality life. This veggie culture is great; my only recommendation is to add celtic sea salt (the stuff I ordered on this site is awesome!) sea salt prevents the veggies from getting mushy - instead of mush you will have crispy sauerkraut. To me, quite honestly, I wouldn't call it yummy cause It is very sour, but I eat 1/2 cup religiously twice a day and take fermented cod liver oil and try to drink bone broth and eat primal. My transition/ adherence to this program is nowhere near 100% but I figure baby steps are better than nothing and hopefully will take me one step closer to health in my old age as opposed to disease. It's all about quality, not quantity. (Posted on 3/6/2012)
5.0 wonderful by janjw
I just started eating my first batch of cultured vegetables made with the Veggie Culture Starter. They are great! (Posted on 3/6/2012)
5.0 Excellent Product by Norma
Excellent product, I have ordered this product over and over again, I love it as it makes me feel so good and also because it is great in salads. (Posted on 3/5/2012)
5.0 Fantastic! by healthnut
I am used to fermenting, but this product made a huge difference. This was the best saurkraut I have ever made. (Posted on 3/4/2012)
5.0 Works Great by Staci
Easy to use. Works every time. (Posted on 3/4/2012)
5.0 We can't live without our culture starter by Meg
We love making fermented veggies and it has become, in our household a bonding experience because of the time, effort and dedication they take to prepare. However, the outcome is tasty, good-for-you cultured vegetables that we have with every meal. However, the delivery of our product took over 2 weeks. Knowing that my credit card had been charged, I finally called to hear that my order didn't go through. There was a "glitch" in the ordering process. It would have been nice to get a discount or something for their mishap. (Posted on 3/4/2012)
5.0 Wonderful product by LEC
Although it takes a while to make the cultured veggies they are well worth it and we love the starter so we are sure to get the good probiotics. (Posted on 2/29/2012)
4.0 Great product by Claire
Overall great product - I had to get used to the sour taste of cultured veggies but now I really like them, especially eaten with salmon.

My only complaint is that the instructions could be a little clearer: they read step-by-step how to make cultured veggies, but without even mentioning the culture starter. Then on the NEXT PAGE you read you have to first dissolve the starter in warm water, add sugar and let it sit for 20+ min! This should be STEP ONE, not shown separately on another page.

But other than that, great product! (Posted on 2/27/2012)
5.0 Everyday veggies by receng
I eat cultured veggies every day and this results in great veggies all the time. (Posted on 2/27/2012)
5.0 Works well! by Andrea H.
I use these for fairly large batches, and the final product is always delicious. I have tried using the salt method, which did not taste very good and didn't have consistent results.

This starter is consistently good, making delicious cultured foods! (Posted on 2/24/2012)
3.0 Instructions were incomplete by Christina
I found the instructions, both on paper and watching the video, to lack one important detail, does the "brine" need to cover the veggies? My first batch I lost half of the product due to turning brown and molding. My husband is a professional chef and he was mortified by the lack of info, esp. on botulism, the high temp of fermenting (70-72*) and the recommendation to use beets (especially prone to botulism). I will keep fermenting, but am reading more complete info and will use other more natural products once I use up this product. (Posted on 2/20/2012)
5.0 great stuff! by jhess56
Very quick on shipping and I'm enjoying my very first batch of veggies that were properly cultured with this starter. I had made various batches of c.v. before, but it was always by just letting them sit 'plain' w/o an added starter. There is a big difference with using this starter, seems much more potent! (Posted on 2/19/2012)
5.0 makes fermentation fool proof. by Farmer Laura
I have femeted cabbage mixes many times with or without a cuture and this culture starter works the best!
Try the recipes in the Food of Life Cookbook sold here. (Posted on 2/16/2012)
5.0 Awesome! by T-chal
I was nervous fermenting veggies for the first time, but the instructions were simple & the veggies did just what they were supposed to. I've been eating them every day & my digestion is slowly improving. This is much cheaper than buying cultured veggies from the health food store for $8-13 per pint! (Posted on 2/12/2012)
5.0 Veggie Culture by Annette
I culture veggies regularly . My results with the veggie culture is fantastic every time!!! I would recommend this to everyone. (Posted on 2/9/2012)
5.0 5 stars by monsaaines
Excellent!!! I Love it!! HIGHLY recommended!!! (Posted on 2/8/2012)
5.0 Veggie Culture Starter by Heidi
Excellent product! (Posted on 2/6/2012)
5.0 Try it even if you are skeptical! by Lisa
I am new to cultured veggies and probiotics and was really nervous about how these would turn out. They turned out perfectly and are actually quite delicious tasting!! My husband is finding that they are helping him digest dairy better and I am finding they contribute to my overall health! Big fan.... (Posted on 2/2/2012)
5.0 Seems to be working well. by Judy
I really think this is the key to treating Candida. (Posted on 2/1/2012)
5.0 Assures Foolproof Fermented Veggies by Starter
I was extremely pleased with the ease of using the veggie culture starter. This is the first time I've made cultured vegetables and the Veggie Culture Starter assured my success! I used one of Donna Gates' beginner recipes, and I was thrilled with the results. Store bought cultured vegetables are so expensive so I'm thrilled to be able to make them at home at an affordable price. (Posted on 2/1/2012)
5.0 Can't Live Without It! by Victoria
I love this product. I use it to fortify my sauerkraut, to ferment beet root, to ferment diakon, to ferment juices.... it's amazing. People always say my sauerkraut has more of a kick to it than the store bought kind. Here's why! (Posted on 1/28/2012)
5.0 So glad to have this product its wonderful by Wiciskawasu
Wonderful product easy to use. My friends just love the vegetables and want to know more on how to make them. (Posted on 1/27/2012)
4.0 the jury is still out by scottie
Tried the veggie culture starter and the result was mixed. We are still getting used to the taste, but the cultured vegetables CERTAINLY feel good and help with digestion (Posted on 1/25/2012)
4.0 so far so good by Rebecca
Just started using it...I am excited about fermenting my own vegies!!! (Posted on 1/25/2012)
5.0 I have been using this product for a few yrs, and feel it has made a difference in my digestive system. by Maggie
I have been using this product for a few yrs, and feel it has made a difference in my digestive system. I will continue to use this, I feel it is the root of a lot of colon issues. (Posted on 1/24/2012)
5.0 Makes the best butter ever by Paul
We've used veggie culture with organic cream to make the best butter ever. (Posted on 1/22/2012)
5.0 my family enjoys the veggies more by rawtoyou
My family enjoys the cultured veggies much more now that I am adding to body ecology culture. What a great way to ensure healthy families. (Posted on 1/21/2012)
5.0 Great product by Tami
I made my cultured vegetables and am on my 3rd jar. I have not completely followed the BED diet, but the vegetables seem to help flatten my stomach and make me feel better. I will buy it again. (Posted on 1/21/2012)
5.0 Great! by Justmine05
`Great! (Posted on 1/19/2012)
5.0 Love eating veggie culture starter by Michelle
I have been using the cultured vegetables for the past two years. At first I thought it would be overwhelming to make them. But as I started to enjoy them I realized that the benefits of increased digestion outweighed the extra work. And, as I gained experience in making cultured vegetables it became easier. I'm not trying to share them with others.

Michelle (Posted on 1/14/2012)
Great Product by JOY
I love this product, I make fermented veggies and this fermented food is so good for my health, I will be using this product on a regular basis. (Posted on 1/12/2012)
4.0 Veggie Culture Starter by Ellen
I'm a newbie at this, but the instructions were very helpful and how I am a cultured veggie girl. Though the first taste was surprising, I quickly acquired a taste for them and eat them daily.
(Posted on 12/31/2011)
5.0 So grateful and happy! by Judy
I am having great results with the starter and with the cultured vegetables. I think my seven-year battle with UTI's may be over. (Posted on 12/28/2011)
5.0 Awesome! by Christa
Have used this product twice to make cultured veggies and cant say enough good stuff about this product. I absloutely love them. Frish and crisp and healthy too! will continue to order this product as I'm now addicted.

Christa (Posted on 12/25/2011)
great product by carolina girl
This is a great product. Makes the best cultured vegetables. (Posted on 12/19/2011)
5.0 Stable in my Diet by Michelle
I rely on the Veggie Culture Starter to make excellent cultured vegetables that provides beneficial good bacteria to keep my gut healthy. It's a staple in my diet. When I run out I return to craving sugar, lose energy and vitality of life. I love how deeply I can sleep at night when my gut is healed from eating the cultured vegetables. (Posted on 12/19/2011)
5.0 Excellent Product by Amy
I have used the Veggie Culture Starter for over a year now and it has been very instrumental in helping my digestive system. I am truly grateful for this product. (Posted on 12/15/2011)
5.0 Easy to use by LC
I have made about 5 batches of cultured veggies over the last few months using Veggie Culture Starter and they have all turned out great. Initially, I was a little worried about them going bad, but this has not been an issue. I also add Eco Bloom and they are very tasty. (Posted on 12/12/2011)
5.0 Over all health by Thender 4
I am so excited about veg culture starter mainly because my 10 yearold eats it like candy and it is helping her bathroom visit. Her BM are bigger fuller instead of the usual marbles which i hate. Not only is it a good bathroom aid for my kid but for our over all health. (Posted on 12/7/2011)
5.0 Good Budget Option by JBKrautgirl
My husband and I have never made cultured veggies before, but he has done home-brewing and I've worked in a lab, so we figured we could handle trying to make it. But from our experience we did not mess around with contamination, so we bought this starter and we bought one of those German Kraut making water-seal clay pots off of Amazon. We have had two batches of perfect kraut off of one starter, and we would probably have enough to keep going with the first starter, except that I've taken to drinking the kraut juice straight up. I love that stuff. I've even frozen extra kraut juice for soup stock: obviously don't get the live benefits, but it is a good quick stock. (Posted on 12/5/2011)
4.0 I like by PEG
Good product (Posted on 12/3/2011)
5.0 Great Product! by Amy
I have been using Body Ecology Veggie Starter for about a year now. It has made such a difference in my digestion. I make sauerkraut every week. I even take it when we travel. Great Stuff! (Posted on 12/1/2011)
5.0 Veggie Cultur Starter by Kat
Excellent product. I will continue to purchase. (Posted on 11/28/2011)
5.0 Excellent Product by Nancy
I'm new to cultured vegetables and have only been on them less than 2 weeks, but feel much better already. Can't wait to see how I feel in a couple of months. I've also totally let go of my sugar addiction. (Posted on 11/27/2011)
5.0 Love the product...looks great by neech
I love the product. I have use it for fermented vegetables and homemade yogurt.
Thank you!! (Posted on 11/25/2011)
5.0 Wonderful Product by kathy
Great product. Very easy to use and makes delicious veggies. I've also used this in coconut water. (Posted on 11/25/2011)
5.0 Wonderful product by Lily
The Veggie Culture Starter is an amazing product. I have made the cultured veggie without the starter, which were delicious. However when I added the Culture Stater it made them especially delicious. (Posted on 11/25/2011)
5.0 Veggie Culture Starter by Annette
FANTASTIC!!! My veggies culture flawlessly. I will continue to use and recommend to others. Very easy to follow along with the Eco Bloom. (Posted on 11/23/2011)
5.0 Starting a cultured veggie revolution! by Lisa
I am having veggie culture chopping parties, everyone is turned on to this healing miracle! In just one week, friends are reporting that cravings for sweets have ceased, the urge to exercise is strong, and they feel better than ever. This is not an understatement, cultured veggies can change your life for the best! I have lost weight effortlessly, and the whole family is loving the veggies. Thank you Body Ecology! (Posted on 11/23/2011)
5.0 Wonderful Product by Carrie
I'm new to fermented foods and love this product! My digestion is improving alreay and it's only been a week. (Posted on 11/19/2011)
5.0 Friday Harbor by Stephanie
I've been making fermented foods for several years now. The culture starter definitely makes for a better finished product than salt and whey. I highly recommend it to any avid fermentation makers! (Posted on 11/18/2011)
4.0 good by Silvia
I am still practicing with culturing the veggies and yogurt. Still looking to buy somewhere your cultured coconut milk.
I am on my way.....slowly
Silvia (Posted on 11/16/2011)
4.0 Culture Starter by cc
I used the culture starter to make my first batch of veggies. OMG!!! GREAT!!! (Posted on 11/14/2011)
4.0 good product by Linda
I am relatively new to the body ecology diet and to culturing vegetables, so the starter gave me a way to know that I would get the results desired. My digestion has benefitted by this regimen. (Posted on 11/11/2011)
5.0 Excellent product by Jejones
I started making cultured veggies after reading The Body Ecology Guide to Growing Younger. Using the BE culture starter makes the process very easy!

I've been culturing pretty much any veggies that are in season and which I get through my organic food co-op. I really appreciate having this quality culture starter to add to my veggies.

We have felt so much better since eating cultured veggies daily. I eat about 1 cup per day. (Posted on 11/11/2011)
5.0 Love this product by LM
Been using this product for several months and I have had great success with my cultured vegetables. Love the taste! (Posted on 11/10/2011)
1.0 fermented vegetables by ana
Wonderful information, but hard to hear, even with sound turned to the max, and I don't have a hearing problem. Redo that video as those women have great information, that is, what I could hear, and the products recommended would most likely work if I could have identified them. But love fermented vegetables and would like to see a transcript of the video available.

Thanks for working to improve health, one person at a time.
(Posted on 11/10/2011)
4.0 very good! by rose
Very good product. I had been making kraut without anything added to it for years. As soon as I got the culture starter, I made one with cabbage and beets and added the starter. We all loved the taste of the final kraut. It was great. (Posted on 11/8/2011)
5.0 Great PRoduct by
This is my first go at making my own cultured veggies. They turned out amazing! I look forward to trying the coconut kefir as well. (Posted on 11/8/2011)
5.0 Man, this is good! by Rick
I've been buying cultured vegetables from various suppliers for 3 years and finally made my first batch with Body Ecology Starter. It makes great veggies. Tasty and tangy. I made my batch with regular cabbage, a little purple cabbage for color, garlic and Arame seaweed. Will try other combinations as I go. (Posted on 11/6/2011)
5.0 Great! by Jaime
Love this product! (Posted on 11/1/2011)
5.0 It worked well and was easy to use! by Christy
This was the first time that I cultured vegetables, and they came out really well! It wasn't complicated at all, and produced delicious results. (Posted on 10/31/2011)
5.0 Veggie Cultue Starter by mabe
I bought the Veggie Culture and I made my first batch using also the eco Bloom. It was delicious!!. My grand daughter and grandson love it. Great product.
Thank you Donna (Posted on 10/29/2011)
5.0 defeated my candida problem by BobbyJ
With terrible candida symptoms after antibiotics and steroids(to treat the symptoms) probiotic supplements were not working. But after a large batch of cultured veggies, the plantarum finally won back control. I've been symptom free since I began eating the veggies, two years ago! (Posted on 10/28/2011)
5.0 Easy by Laurie
This product came recommended from a friend; I love the single-use packets, and my cultured veg's always come out great. (Posted on 10/27/2011)
5.0 Great Product by CLC
Veggie Culture Starteer helped me to make a huge crock of cultured veggies. I am really enjoying them. Thanks for a terrific product! (Posted on 10/26/2011)
4.0 Good product by Christine, MI
Recently, I started adding cultured veggies to my diet to improve my digestive health. Its an easy way to culture. (Posted on 10/24/2011)
5.0 5 stars by monsaaines
The best product!!! Highly recommended!!! (Posted on 10/22/2011)
great by deb
I love these veggies! Very different taste & easy to make. (Posted on 10/12/2011)
5.0 culture starter by Robbie
I love BED culture starter. I have tried other products and they do not compare to the cleanliness of BED's product. Fermented veggies turn out amazing as well as saurkruat and KimChi. It is a bit pricey, but it is also worth it! (Posted on 10/10/2011)
5.0 Easy to use by chriswms
I made my first batch after watching the video. It was easy to make and I am going to keep using it. (Posted on 10/4/2011)
5.0 Awesome by Marty
I made my first batch of cultured vegetables and they were so easy and delicious. (Posted on 10/3/2011)
5.0 Yummy Fermented Juice by Therese
My refrigerator is full of beautiful jars of cultured veggies. The juice from these veggies tastes wonderful!!! I wouldn't be without my VEGGIE STARTER!!! (Posted on 10/1/2011)
5.0 Delicious!! by Ali
This was my first time trying veggie culture starter. It was extremely easy and delicious!! Thanks!!! :) (Posted on 9/30/2011)
5.0 Easy to use by LittleAnnie
I had never fermented vegetables (or anything else before) and thought it would be to time consuming and difficult. The information that Body Ecology provided with the starter was very straight forward and quite easy to follow. I also watched the video on fermenting vegetables that they have posted on their site. The product was easy to use and I am excited to try many combinations of vegetables in the future! I highly recommend trying it. (Posted on 9/29/2011)
5.0 Veggie Culture Starter by Annette
I just started to culture Vegetables and the starter was very easy to use. I will continue to use. (Posted on 9/26/2011)
5.0 Love it!! by Jen
Love putting extra probiotics in my veggie kraut. I was already making kraut on my own, but this just makes it better. Thanks! (Posted on 9/26/2011)
3.0 Not sure it is a good product by Beth
I made cultured veggies in 3 ways: with salt only (this is the traditional way very typical of European countries), with salt and whey, and with culture starter. I have not noticed any difference in the time until veggies became sour, and have not found any advantage whatsoever of using this very expensive product. My best cultured veggies were those made with salt and whey. I can buy a half gallon of whey from a raw milk farm with $3 and I can make countless culture veggies for peanuts.
I also wanted to mention that I tried to culture coconut water (organic from a can) and it did not work. After an entire week of waiting to become sour, it was still sweet. This culture starter was able to culture fresh coconut water in about 4 days, but it was infective at culturing coconut water from a can. On the other hand if I used kefir grains (water kefir grains), they could culture anything, including coconut water from a can. So my conclusion is that this started is not potent enough. (Posted on 9/25/2011)
5.0 Love cultured veggies. by dannygw
Absolutely love this product and the cultured veggies. (Posted on 9/22/2011)
5.0 I thought it was really great. by SLCordner
I was so happy to get the culture and start making my fermented vegies. I think it is a really great product. (Posted on 9/21/2011)
5.0 Worth it! by Nicki
My cultured veggies turned out delicious and it's a lot less expensive and more nutritious making your own. The instructions made it really easy for a first timer. (Posted on 9/19/2011)
5.0 Great starter for a happy ending. by Ike
I have been using this product for six months
and love it. This makes my cuture veggies digest inside me more pleasantly and i have
more energy than ever! Thank you Donna Gates for doing the hard reseach to make every one benifit with great heath (Posted on 9/18/2011)
5.0 Immediate results by Faye in China
I am thrilled with this product and can feel the results immediately after consuming it only 2 times. My body is cleaning and responding positively to the cultured food. I also added some Eco-Bloom with the Veggie Culture. I think these are excellent products. (Posted on 9/17/2011)
5.0 healthful results by Judy
The starter has started a cycle of wellness among family and friends. The veggie culture is not hard to make but it does require a little time and patience. Still, it's worth the time and effort. (Posted on 9/15/2011)
5.0 Makes Culturing Easy by laurelaustin
the veggie starter packets makes culturing easy and I know we are getting the best product (Posted on 9/14/2011)
5.0 Great Product by Veggie Culture Starter
Works great! I have nothing to compare it to, but I know it works because days I take it everything flows and days I forget everything gets a little slow! (Posted on 9/13/2011)
4.0 Cultured Veggies by VJ
We use this starter to make delicious cultured veggies. (Posted on 9/11/2011)
4.0 great product by ncgirl
Great product. Makes the best tasting cultured vegetables, going to try butter next. (Posted on 9/6/2011)
5.0 Great product by ange
Great product! I love knowing that with my fermented foods I'm getting extra good bacteria. (Posted on 9/5/2011)
3.0 first batch failed by L.
I followed directions but for some reason the vegetables came out "slippery" and I tossed them. I wish the BE site had a question and answer/troubleshoot link as I could find virtually no assistance when problems are encountered making fermented vegetables. I phoned and spoke with a BE assistant and she said she only tasted them once and didn't know where or how I could get any feedback. Kinda disappointing. I will try again, however and hopefully all will turn out well. Am sure I did something with last batch to cause the vegs to become icky. (Posted on 9/2/2011)
5.0 Delicious and Nutritous by Sarahjane
I LOOOVE this product, and admit I have become addicted to it. I love to use really colorful vegetable, like, last weeks batch had red pepper, apple, cucumbers, kale, carrots, garlic and whole coriander seeds. It was sublime. I love it so much that I like to make it sort of "wet" so that I have extra liquid to eat with a spoon like soup. It makes me feel really calm and mellow, and my hair is shinier. I thinks its important to use a High Speed Blender when you make the marinade part,a and I make sure I use a sweetish component like an apple or pear. BUT beware: there is a definite TANG in the air when you are fermenting. I love it now, but at first I was like, why does my kitchen smell like a men's locker room where someone left an onion sandwich to ripen? NOT good if you are 1) selling your house, 2) having your book club over, 3) having your mother in law over for tea, or 4) having a date for dinner. Everyone will wonder. But hey, I like durian, and I like this. If I were an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, I'd want to be buried with crocks of fermenting vegetable to enjoy in the after life. (Posted on 9/1/2011)
5.0 easy !! by double d
this product makes the cultured vegetables a bit more potent and the texture much more desirable. (Posted on 9/1/2011)
5.0 veggie culture starter by palisades pirate
I made the cultured veggies for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I watched the video and
got a few tips as to other vegetables you could use. They turned out great!! I love the fresh taste!! Anytime I crave something sweet, I have a tablespoon or two!! Zaps the craving--plus I know the veggies are much better for me. (Posted on 8/31/2011)
5.0 So far so good! by momof2munchins
I made my first batch of sauerkraut with this starter culture and the fermentation took off more quickly than when I used whey and salt in the past. It's going to be a few weeks before I know for sure how it turns out, but I'm happy so far. (Posted on 8/31/2011)
5.0 Loved this Product by NTxWriter
I just read the Body Ecology diet and was eager to add more fermented veggies to my diet. My husband has a thyroid condition that does better on gluten free too and I like that fermented foods help heal the gut to help with this.

I've now made my second bath of fermented veggies and we eat them every night with dinner. What a difference in digestion! The product is very easy to use too and makes it easy to keep these delicious veggies on hand. (Posted on 8/31/2011)
5.0 Fermenting Veggies by Snooks
This was my first time to ferment. It can get messy, but it is very easy. I was very pleased with how my fermentation came out. I am eating on my second pint. As I am eating the veggies I am thinking of how I might change it in a little different way, etc. I haven't been eating long enough to say how this is going to affect my body. I have digestive issues so I am excited to how the veggies may help. (Posted on 8/30/2011)
5.0 Makes Fermenting Veggies So Easy by Paula
I really like using the Veggie Starter. I am new to fermented vegetables and started out making sauerkraut with just cabbage and salt but had misgivings that so much salt was required - not to mention waiting 2-4 weeks before the batch was ready to eat. I love the ease of using the starter and that the veggies are ready in 4-7 days! But the most important thing to me is all of the good bacteria in the starter that we wouldn't get otherwise... especially the plantarum. (Posted on 8/29/2011)
4.0 Easy to make, easy to store fresh veggies by Jewel
The ginger version of the cultured veggies tastes great and is easy to make. (Posted on 8/28/2011)
5.0 Cultured food for Life! by autiemom4
Great product, easy to make my cultured vegetables for my family! A lot easier than when I used to make them with whey. And I know my family is getting all the strains and nutrients they need. Has cut my time in half and I love pairing this with the ecobloom too. (Posted on 8/27/2011)
5.0 Outstanding Product by JP
Wonderful product that turned cultured vegetables perfection! (Posted on 8/25/2011)
5.0 Excellent by Debbie
I have been making my own fermented veggies for a whole year now. Wish I knew about this "veggie culture starter" earlier. I have fructose intolerance & IBS and this is the only way I can tolerate cabbage that is so good for you. It is so easy and economical to make your own. (Posted on 8/22/2011)
4.0 Easy to Use by GouldGirl
I recently made my first batch of cultured vegetables. I added the starter as indicated, but was confused about the varying amounts of water to use. The instructions inside the package said 1/2 cup of water, but the recipe on the site says 1&1/2 cups of water. Also I do not own a food thermometer so I could not determine the 90 degree temp requirement.
I will have to purchase one. However! I am a former junk food junkie, and LOVE this diet. Eating this healthy is VERY empowering. I feel terrific! My veggies have turned out OK, and I assume they are loaded with healthy enzymes! (Posted on 8/21/2011)
5.0 LOVE IT! by Malissa
Everyone should know about this product and learn how to culture vegetables... it's good for the gut : ) (Posted on 8/19/2011)
4.0 Like results of fermented veggies. Insert directions could be improved by ML
I have had very good results using the starter for fermented veggies. The diet and the veggies have reduced gas and bloating much. Is essy to use. However the directions on insert are not easy to read or understand. I rewrote for my own reference. (Posted on 8/19/2011)
5.0 Very predictable results by Mom
Before purchasing the starter I tried making cultured vegetables without a starter, using whey and salt. The results I achieved were highly unpredictable and I made many batches that had to be thrown away. I appreciate the predictable results and high probiotic content I achieve with this starter. (Posted on 8/16/2011)
5.0 Great Product! by TwinsOhMy
I have used BED's Veggie Culture Starter to make sauerkraut that is really yummy, I eat it at every meal. I love knowing that my ferments are populated with the best friendly bacteria and my body is getting what it truly needs! (Posted on 8/13/2011)
5.0 Love it! by StephyE
Every time I use the culture starter I know that my veggies are going to be delicious, safe, and full of beneficial bacteria. When using the starter packet, the top layer of the veggies are never off color, no matter what type of container I make them in. (Posted on 8/7/2011)
5.0 Love this stuff by Kate
I really enjoy making my own cultured veggies at home. BE Veggie Culture Starter ensures that I get consistent results! (Posted on 8/5/2011)
5.0 Great! by Jerbear
I have used this product for years. I ran out and made cultured vegetables without it and they were horrible. Keeps your veggies crisp!
Easy to use! You will feel the healthy difference. (Posted on 8/5/2011)
5.0 Great Stuff! by Christina
I love to make cultured veggies. My 4 yo and 2.5 yo...and even doubting husband LOVE our veggies! I will be forever fermenting veggies to satisfy our health and tastebuds' needs. I've also been experimenting with fermenting condiments and really anything else that I can think of. This culture starter is great and so versatile and I can trust that our bodies are getting excellent nutrition from it. (Posted on 8/4/2011)
4.0 Veggie Culture Starter is easy to use by Vscott
The culture starter is easy to prepare, and the results it gives you are great. (Posted on 8/4/2011)
4.0 good by Sally
I haven't had a chance to use this yet, but I am looking forward to it! (Posted on 8/4/2011)
5.0 A definite must! by Sonja
My son and I have cultured vegetables with EVERY meal! I can tell that it improves my digestion! No bloating, no heavy filling after a meal! We've been using the starter for 6 months now and I truly can't imagine eating without it! Thank you BED! (Posted on 8/4/2011)
5.0 Great by Kate
The Veggie Culture Starter was easy to use. It came with clear instructions, and a list if FAQ
A few different recipes were included. And the batch I made so far is great. I am not that fond of fermented veges yet but my home made batch tastes less sour. (Posted on 8/4/2011)
5.0 Wish I hadn't waited so long. by Christa
My first batch of kim chee turned out great. I feel good about what I'm putting into my body. The instructions were easy to follow, the shipping was fast and the flavor was great. I wish I hadn't waited so long to try fermented foods. (Posted on 8/1/2011)
4.0 Great Product! by Mandy
I have enjoyed making my cultured vegetables.
The product is easy to use and it makes a lot of vegetables. (Posted on 7/28/2011)
5.0 Good for getting the veggies going.... by Coll1114
This is good for getting my vegetables in 'cultured' shape. Yummy in my body loves it. (Posted on 7/25/2011)
5.0 good product by MD
This works great for making cultured veggies! (Posted on 7/25/2011)
4.0 Works well, but my large batch of sauerkraut didn't turn out well by Maryellen
I really like this product, it's very versatile. I've made coconut kefir, sauerkraut and sour cream with it and it worked beautifully. The only problem I had with it (which could have been operator error) was when I tried to use it for a large batch (crock size) of the sauerkraut. The batch grew some mold and I had to throw it away. Other than that, the other things I've tried have come out great. (Posted on 7/22/2011)
5.0 Excellent! Works every time! by PuraPriya
This culture starter is easy to use and very potent. I just fermented soaked almonds overnight to make a hummus and the results are delicious, low-cost, and fabulous. I am already excited to ferment my own sour cream here at home! Lovely product. On a side-note, most products in the health food stores call for salt in the fermentation process and Body Ecology's brand does not, it's a VERY potent and VERY good product. I recommend it heartily. I (Posted on 7/21/2011)
5.0 Excellent by Tami
I have made several batches of cultured veggies using the Body Ecology Culture Starter. They turn out wonderfully, amazing taste, and they give you vital energy. (Posted on 7/12/2011)
4.0 good by v
Helps make fermented veggies doable and safe for beginners (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 excellent by EL
Quick and easy, thank you. (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Excellent, easy to use, and makes the veggies taste so good! by Denise Otis
I feel safe using this starter culture for my veggies, and the product tastes so very good! (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Excellent by Colleen Murphy
I love using Body Ecology Starter Culture to ferment my vegetables and All Body Ecology Products.
I intuitively know how good it is for me.
I feel GREAT about eating fermented vegetables every day of my life. I always feel
Great after eating them.
I am very grateful for ALL your work and sharing everything you do with us.
(Posted on 7/11/2011)
4.0 veggie culture starter by Betsy
needed to practice to pack veggies tight...instructions easy to understand. (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 Excellent Product and Easy to Use! by Sun Child
This is a wonderful product! For the last couple of months, I have been making fermented veggies without a starter. This past weekend, I make 7 quarts, using the culture starter and Eco Bloom and they have definitely been more active! It is day 4 of fermentation and they are a beautiful golden color with lots of activity going on in the jars. I have purchased the cultured veggies before, from someone who makes them with the BED starter, and they are superior to ones made without the starter. Very easy to use! I highly recommend this product along with the Eco Bloom! (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 Vibrant veggies by Emy
I made cultured veggies without a starter culture and I thought that they came out fine. With the starter it is a whole different world. They are more vibrant and alive. I love this product. (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 good by Annie
Great stuff. (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 Makes Easy Work of Fermenting Vegetables by Susan
I tried to purchase this starter a couple of months ago, when I started the diet and you were out of stock. So I bought some starter I found at my local health food store. That culture called for the addition of salt to make it work. Even though I followed their instructions, the final result was cultured cabbage that was so salty, it was almost inedible. When I was finally able to order the Body Ecology starter it yielded a much better, salt free, end product that I enjoy making and eating. The directions are easy to follow and there are creative recipe ideas for going beyond your basic cabbage kraut. (Posted on 7/11/2011)
4.0 good by Neta
I like this product to get an easy start when fermenting veggies that is so great for us to consume. (Posted on 7/11/2011)

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