Using Cutting Edge Starter Culture will improve your results (taken from culturedfoodlife.com) If you are ordering online go to their site they are set up to ship with cold packs to keep the culture alive. If you are local you can pick this up at the clinic.
Cutting Edge Starter Culture is a synergistic blend of carefully selected bacteria strains – each plays a vital role in optimizing the natural lacto fermentation process to ensure that you achieve healthy and delicious results.
Each box contains 4 sachets of veggie starter. 1 sachet is good for making a gallon of cultured veggies, and you can reuse the brine from your veggies to make several more batches of cultured vegetables after that!
When we started, our mission was simply to make a better starter to improve results when fermenting vegetables. We went all the way back to the drawing board and into the laboratory. We identified species of bacteria and probiotics that occur naturally and have demonstrated efficacy in catalyzing the fermentation of vegetables. We studied the roles that each play in the process and we realized that the best overall results were obtained when we used a combination of three different bacteria, as each plays a unique role at a particular stage of the process. This was only the beginning – we then combined these cultures in numerous different blends and tested, tested and tested. Eventually we achieved the superior results we knew were possible.