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Safety

  • What is Kahm Yeast & Is it safe?

    As a newbie fermenter, I came across kahm yeast and promptly threw everything out. I wish I knew then what I know now. If you are wondering if your ferment is safe, read on as Colleen explains what kahm yeast is and what it mean
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  • Can a lactose-intolerant person eat yogurt?

    People that cannot tolerate dairy products tend to shy away from fermented dairy, like yogurt, as well. Whether that is necessary is a topic that many question. Here, Sarah explains just what causes lactose intolerance and what you may be able to do to help tolerate yogurt, kefir and more.
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  • A Comparison of Canning vs Fermenting

    If you want the healthiest option for food preservation and have cold storage available that does not require electricity, you just might want to consider fermentation as your method of choice. Read on for a great comparison of canning vs fermenting.
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  • How to Avoid 3 Common Fermenting Mistakes

    Although traditional fermenting is pretty straightforward, making certain mistakes is easy. It’s important to pay attention, because making these mistakes can affect the quality of your ferment and, potentially, your health.
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  • Is My Ferment Safe to Eat?

    When it comes to food, you want to be safe. And when it comes to food preservation, experience is the best education you can get. When I first started canning our food, I questioned everything. I constantly called my neighbor to run over and look at something to make sure I was doing it right. Abigail has the experience. And in this post, she lets you know if your ferment is safe to eat.
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  • Do you have to sterilize your fermenting jars?

    We live in a sterile age. The market is bombarded with bleach of every scent, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers, and more. There is no doubt we are a germophobic culture. But studies show that children exposed to the outdoors, farm animals, and other less-than-sanitary conditions have fewer environmental allergies and incidences of asthma than children that grow up in a more sterile environment. But what about our food? How clean do we have to be in our food preparation, especially when it comes to fermentation?
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  • Do Fermented Foods Cause Cancer?

    Some research has been floating around the web that shows a connection between fermented foods and esophageal cancer. If you enjoy fermented foods, this can be very disappointing news to hear. There are many health benefits to eating fermented foods. But if they also cause cancer, do we really want to be eating them?
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  • How long does sauerkraut last?

    Admit it, you've had it happen. Just about everyone has lost something at the back of the fridge at some point. With ferments, how do you know if they're still good? How long can a ferment last in the refrigerator? In this post, Ashley discusses the shelf life of fermented foods.
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  • How to Safely Store Fermented Foods

    Nothing is more frustrating than putting up a supply of food for the winter and having it go bad. Whether the lids are popping off your canned goods, or mold is growing on your ferments, having to throw out food is a big disappointment for anyone. Keep reading for some great tips on how to safely store fermented foods and you may find yourself throwing away less this year.
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  • Traveling with Fermented Foods

    Planning a summer vacation but cannot picture yourself without your favorite kombucha or sauerkraut for those roasted hot dogs? In this post Abigail gives you the low-down on traveling with fermented foods.
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