The Health Benefits Of Fermented Vegetables

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Dr. Ilenys Perez-Diaz is a Microbiologist with the Food Science and Market Quality and Handling Research Unit in Raleigh, NC. Her work involves research into microbes present during the fermentation and acidification of vegetables. Welcome Dr. Perez-Diaz to Under the Microscope: UM – As a microbiologist, how does your work connect to …

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Easy Fermented Pickles Recipe

Fermented Pickles

Making fermlented pickles from cucumbers is extremely easy. So easy, that even I can do it! Ingredients Sea Salt for brine cucumbers (preferably pickling or Kirby cucumbers) pickling spices (mustard seed, fresh or dry dill, garlic, chili pepper flakes, peppercorn, just about anything) leaves for crispness Instructions Prepare your brine using …

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The Difference Between Fermenting and Pickling

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Both pickling and fermenting produce exceptional effects. But you may be surprised- is pickling fermentation? What’s the distinction? FermentationWhile foods are fermented, the tangy taste is an instantaneous result of a chemical reaction among a food’s sugars and natural micro organism – no added acid required. Fermented food is preserved …

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Getting Started With Fermenting Pickles

Craig's Kitchen

When I first started fermenting vegetables, mainly cucumbers, I looked online for videos that would show me “how-to”. The easiest video and recipe that got me started came from Craig’s Kitchen. The video is easy to watch and understand and the recipe is easy to follow. I made my first …

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What Are Fermented Pickles?

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Well, basically, they are cucumbers that have soaked in a brine. Brined pickles are prepared using the traditional process of natural fermentation in a brine which makes them grow sour. The brine concentration can vary between 20 and more than 40 grams of salt per litre of water (3.2–6.4 oz/imp …

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Pickling And Fermentation In Retail Food Establishments

Pickled Fermented Foods

Cold brining, hot brining and natural fermentation are commonly used to make pickled products.    All  three  processes  are  allowed  without  additional  regulation  in  the  2013  ODA Retail Food Code as long as the options below are followed. Examples of these types  of  products  are:  traditional  cucumber  pickles  cold  brined  …

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Fermented Pickles