The Science of Lacto Fermentation Lacto fermentation (also known as lactic acid fermentation) is a traditional method of conserving food. Foods that are correctly fermented are safe for consumption and provide a large number of health benefits, as well as a wide variety of flavors and aromas. Lactic acid bacteria are responsible for the fermentation. During the process, sugars are converted to lactic acid or to a mixture of acids, which help to preserve the vegetables. The key to successful fermentation is controlling the variables. These variables include the fermenting temperature, salt concentration and quality, water purity, and the quality of the starter (bacteria). If some or all of these are not appropriate for lacto fermentation, the acidity (pH) may not drop quickly enough and molds, yeasts, or unwanted bacteria may be produced. STARTER An effective starter culture, when used correctly, helps to control the fermentation process. The starter provides an ideal environment for the fermentation to start, and also stabilizes the process, resulting in consistently successful fermentation. Our starter is the result of 15 years of research and development in commercial organic fermentation, and contains the correct bacteria strains in the ideal proportions, thus maximizing the chances of success. It is important to dissolve the starter thoroughly, and then mix the starter solution well with the vegetables. This will ensure that the bacteria are well distributed throughout the mixture. INGREDIENTS: Sugar (as carrier), skim milk powder, ascorbic acid, active lactic bacteria (lb.plantarum, Ln.mesenteroides, Pc.acidilactici). Each box contains 6 pouches. Each pouch prepares 4.5 lbs of raw vegetables. Refrigeration is recommended for long-term storage.
Package your canning jars with ease using this wide mouth canning funnel from the RSVP Endurance line. Fashioned from polished 18/8 stainless steel, this funnel is durable and steady. The wide mouth opening allows food items to pass through easily. It also features two side, non-slip handles, to give a secure grip. A handy kitchen tool, this canning funnel is good to have around. Best of all, it is dishwasher safe, making clean up a breeze. 2-3/4" diameter x 3-1/4" H
Manufacturer: Perfect Pickler
Brand: Perfect Pickler
Fits 1/2 pint to 1/2 gallon WIDE MOUTH jars for small to big batch pickling. Also, fits european canning jars with 86-90 mm lid fit the Perfect Pickler kit. Wide mouth jars are not included. Load and Lock with our Unique 4-Part Kit that seals out air to induce a naturally probiotic world. Self-pressurizes to lock out airborne microbes. Wild fermentation means there are no cultures to add. Odor-free fermenting! Pickles in 4 days - sauerkraut in 10 days. Store pickles in the same jar, no emptying need, just swap to the included storage lid. Just remove the airlock lid, seal and refrigerate. Now your kit is ready for the next batch. Each Kit Includes: New Storage Lid and Marker Pencil: Store you finished fermented vegetables with the included Sure Seal Storage Lid w/gasket. White marking pencil allows you to write the recipe name/date onto the lid; markings wash off. Perfect Pickler Cookbooklet: Book includes dozens of time-tested recipes. Traditional recipes and the latest foodie marvels. With guide to serving pickles in everyday meals. Celtic Sea Salt: 1/4 pound premium, mineral-rich sea salt. Enough for your first 2 gallons of pickles.
The built-in Temperature Indicator on the VICTORIO Aluminum Steam Canner means you no longer have to guess about correct processing times! Steam canning requires less water, so the canner heats up faster and saves energy. Removable flat rack and instruction manual included.
Ball FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker (by Jarden Home Brands)
Manufacturer: Jarden Home Brands
Brand: Ball Jar
Ball FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker Make Fresh, Delicious Jam In Under 30 Minutes Introducing the new Ball FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker. It uses SmartStir Technology to automatically stir your jam or jelly while it cooks so you don't have to do the guesswork � you just set it and go. Once your jams and jellies are made you can enjoy them right away, freeze them for up to a year or use a simple waterbath canning process to fresh preserve them. Three Simple Steps: Prepare ingredients-clean and crush fresh fruit Measure ingredients and at to Jam Maker Jam Maker heats and stirs ingredients until finished Specifications: Capacity: makes approximately four half pints of jam or jelly at a time (24 ounces in total) Cleaning & Care: Nonstick Pot, Stirring Paddle and Glass Lid are dishwasher safe Dimensions: 10 inches high with lid by 14.5 inches wide What's in the Box? Base Unit (Controls) with Heat Plate Nonstick Pot Stirring Paddle Glass Lid Sweet and Simple Recipe Book and Quick Start Guide
Prepworks by Progressive 3-Piece Canning Essentials Kit
Progressive International is your source for the widest range of functional, inventive and fun kitchen tools and great ideas put into practice. Our gadgets, tools, food-prep items and household products make cooking and meal preparation more efficient and fun. At Progressive, passion and creativity unite to create the right balance of form and function for today's cooks. Our in-house designers spend hours in the kitchen coming up with ways to improve on a variety of traditional tasks and tools. Established in 1973, our commitment to quality and service allows us to offer a broad selection of quality kitchenware and other household products. Progressive holds product patents worldwide and has gained respect as a world class kitchenware innovator. Prepworks from Progressive International is a line of products created by people who understand having the correct kitchen tool can make your cooking experience more enjoyable. Prepworks - essential items for today's cook. The Prepworks 3 piece canning set includes a one-handed jar lifter, a magnetic lid lifter and a canning funnel. The one-handed jar lifter provides a steady and secure grip to allow one-handed lifting of canning jar out of boiling water. The spring loaded curved handle allows for easy emptying of jars during sterilization and is much safer to use than other brands. It measures 10-1/2-inch long and is made from high heat TPE. This jar lifter won't stain and is dishwasher safe. The Prepworks magnetic lid lifter allows the placement of lids on jars while minimizing hand contact, providing a more sterile environment. Grab the lid directly from simmering water and easily disengage the magnet by tilting lifter away from lid. The use never needs to touch lid, again providing a more sterile environment. The jar lifter measures 9-3/4-inch long, is dishwasher safe and will not stain when using. The Prepworks canning funnel fits wide and regular mouth canning jars and is designed with a double wall. The outside part of the funnel sits on the counter and the insid...
Artistic splendor to brighten your holiday table, Winter Greetings is one of Lenox's most treasured heritage patterns. Bearing the acclaimed artistry of Catherine McClung, the festive design is an intricate composition of garden birds, red and gold bows and holly. Rich in color, decorate your table to warm cranberry and pine hughes. With our corporate office located in Pennsylvania and our fine dinnerware factory in Kinston, North Carolina we are proud to be a part of American tradition. With all of the craftsmanship and quality for which a pattern is known, it is no surprise that Winter Greetings is a treasured collection in homes worldwide. Best of all, this classic collection is created by Lenox, America's first name in home entertaining, known around the world for offering a unique combination of design artistry and superior quality for over 125 years. The confidence that Lenox has in the unmatched durability of every product they offer is backed by a lifetime breakage replacement policy to guarantee many years of enjoyment to each customer.The Winter Greetings Pierced Trivet brings the spirit of the season to a table essential with the beautiful Red Cardinal design applied to elegant porcelain.
Ball Heritage Collection Quart Jars with Lids and Bands, Green, Set of 6
Manufacturer: Jarden Home Brands
These limited edition jars are a celebration of the heritage featuring period-correct green color and embossed logos on the front and back. These vintage-inspired jars maintain all of our modern standards for quality and reliability. Perfect for all of your home canning needs or as a collectible item!.
Ball Regular Mouth Mason Sip and Straw Lids set of 4, (6 Pack)
Manufacturer: Jarden Home Brands
Enjoy your favorite cold drinks, smoothies or summer tea with Ball Mason Jar Sip & Straw Lids. The BPA free plastic lids fit perfectly on Ball Regular Mouth mason jars with the use of an appropriately-sized band, while the easy-sip opening ensures enjoyment of every last drop. Use alone or with the included reusable straws for added convenience. Set of 4 lids and straws. Pack of 6. Total is 24 lids and straws.