Frequently Asked Questions
Homofermentative lactobacilli occur in the 3rd stage of lacto-fermentation, producing the all-important lactic acid which is crucial, preserving lacto-fermented foods, and keeping them safe. Read more about homofermentative lactobacilli in the Microbial Step-by-Step article.
Transport and Metabolism of Lactose, Glucose, and Galactose in Homofermentative Lactobacilli – Pub Med
Did you know...
Some lacto-fermented foods like garlic, Chinese black bean paste, or spicy pepper mash, take one to three years before they’re considered fully mature!
—The Original Slow Food
I was intrigued by the whey-method although I kept thinking, "This really can't work. It sounds like a bad idea." I had my undergrad class check out whey-ferment vs no-whey, using the German crocks. Wow. I should have listened to my original thinking. Bad idea! Don't use whey! Not only is it low-count, but the flavor is awful and the texture even worse! Love your Pickl-It! Great tool for teaching!
—Gary, University Microbiology Professor