Frequently Asked Questions
White sediment can either come from salt which contain anti-caking additives, or from naturally-occurring yeast which forms during the fermentation process. Neither one is harmful, although many people are trying to remove chemical additives from diet, and opt to use only salt that contains no anti-caking agents.
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Gundruk is an important source of minerals during the off-season (Karki, 1986). Mustard, radish and cauliflower leaves, wilt for one or two days, and then shredded with a knife or sickle, tightly packed in an earthenware pot and warm water, and the pot kept in a warm place. Unlike sauerkraut, no salt is added to the water. After five to seven days, a mild acidic taste (lactic-acid from the lactic-acid bacteria) indicates the end of fermentation. The gundruk is removed and sun-dried. It is served as a side dish with the main meal and is also used as an appetiser.
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