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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 Fool proof! by kathleen s
I love this product! Makes fermenting easy, failsafe! (Posted on 2/12/2018)
5.0 so good! by becky
My healthcare provider wants me on specific strains for my ferments and not just wild ones. This is my favorite! (Posted on 1/18/2018)
5.0 5 by Heidi
I am eating my second batch of fermented vegetables made with the BE starter. They have turned out crisp and taste wonderful. I appreciate that I am receiving a variety of pro-biotics by using the starter. (Posted on 1/15/2018)
5.0 quality product by Jorja
I have been making cultured vegetables for several years now, and always use Veggie Culture Starter. It gives me peace of mind that each batch will be successful and contain the probiotics we need. (Posted on 1/11/2018)
5.0 Delicious Ferment by Carla
I am relatively new to BE and fermenting. I am so glad that I purchased the Veggie Culture Starter. My first attempts at fermenting without the product were not successful. But now I am fermenting like a pro! It makes all the difference. (Posted on 11/21/2017)
5.0 My first time fermenting veggies by RO
Also, I was unprepared and nervous that I used Apple cider vinegar as prebiotic and still the result was great. (Posted on 11/20/2017)
5.0 Excellent by Nik
I use this with the coconut kefir water. Works great after rounds of antibiotics (Posted on 11/16/2017)
5.0 Success as a new fermenter by Sandy
I am completely new to fermenting vegetables, so I like having a guarantee that it will work. So far everything I've made with this starter has worked. I like knowing that I'm getting added bacteria than just what's on the veggies themselves. I will order again. (Posted on 9/26/2017)
5.0 I love Veggie Culture Starter by Marge
I wouldn't make my cultured vegetables with any else. (Posted on 9/22/2017)
5.0 So easy! by Nancy
It was easy to make cultured vegetables using the culture starter. The process went well and in 7 days I had 9 one quart bottles of my own cultured vegetables. They taste great and are helping my digestion. (Posted on 9/13/2017)
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