Cultured Red Cabbage

Introduction: Cultured Red Cabbage

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In this Instructable, you will learn how to make cultured cabbage smoothie. Cultured vegetables are different from sauerkraut as it uses a starter. In this recipe, the greens are blended, as opposed to shredded.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Two heads of cabbage
Body Ecology Diet Culture Starter
1/2 tsp of sugar source (molasses, sugar, honey, or agave nectar)
1 1/2 cup of warm (but not hot) water*

High-speed blender (e.g. Vitamix or Blend Tec)
Mason jars with lids and screw bands
Large bowl
Medium-sized tray

Step 2: Mix Starter With Warm Water

Mix the culture starter with 1-1/2 cup of warm water and 1/2 tsp of sugar. This step activates the bacteria. Let it stand as shown by its instructions.

Step 3: Slice Vegetables

Step 4: Blend Vegetables

Step 5: Mix the Starter With the Smoothie

Once 20 minutes has passed, add the starter/sugar mixture into the smoothie. Mix well.

Step 6: Pour the Smoothie Into Jars

When pouring into jars, leave about one or two inches of headspace for gas bubbles. It should be fermented in three to seven days.

Step 7: Once Fermented, Refrigerate It

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! I have to try it.

    What are the directions when not using a starter?
    Do you still add water and molases?

    Another thing: If you turn your jars upside down, they won't loose anything from inside. But, is it too high the pressure to use plastic jars?

    THank you for the tutorial!


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I've always used a starter but if you don't use a starter, the microorganisms already present on the vegetables can be used.

    Plastic containers may be used if you use a fermentation lock which vents out excess CO2 but keeps out the oxygen.