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What vegetables can be fermented?

Kefirko vegetable fermenterNew to fermentation? Well, you might have been wondering which of your favourite fruit and veg can actually be fermented...and which should not.

What vegetables can be fermented?

Answer: Pretty much all of them!

We are happy to inform you that there is not much that cannot be fermented when it comes to fruit and veg - it's a good way to preserve your vegetables whilst getting the very best out of them. In fact, fermented vegetables are absolutely full of positive microorganisms, nutrients and are absorbed even more easily than fresh ones.

Your Questions Answered:

What is the easiest vegetable to ferment?

The process of fermentation is generally the same for all vegetables - simply cleaning, cutting, salting, 'mushing' and then fermenting.  

Using the Kefirko veggie fermenter is equally as simple, here is a quick guide to fermenting sauerkraut for example.

How to ferment sauerkraut

STEP 1: Thinly slice your sauerkraut in a bowl
STEP 2: Season with salt and mix well with your hands
STEP 3: Place in your Kefirko jar and push down well with the tool provided 
STEP 4: Press down further using your glass weight (provided)
STEP 5: Cover with lid and set the fermentation timer
STEP 5: Pump out the air using the finger pump
STEP 6: Cover with the top lid
STEP 7: Leave to ferment for up to 3 weeks at room temperature

So, choosing the easiest vegetable to ferment is...well, easy! We would recommend choosing vegetables that you like from carrot sticks to pickles, and  of course, cabbage for some delicious sauerkraut.

Which are the best vegetables to ferment...and which are the worst?

This was a tricky question for us to answer as it all comes down to what you like to eat. We decided to ask some of you what your faves were and here is the list that came back. Your favourite fermented vegetables include: 

1. cabbage 2. carrots 3. cucumbers 4. beans
What did the Internet say? The following veggies are also fermenting faves:
Beets, Tomatoes, cauliflower, Green Beans, Celery, Peppers, Garlic, Onion


Which are the worst?

Although you can ferment pretty much any veg - some may not like the consistency of fermented leafy greens, which can go soggy when fermented for long periods. 

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