Frequently Asked Questions
Because light destroys lactic acid bacteria. Lactic acid bacteria are crucial to a good, healthy fermentation, so please guard your fermented foods, keeping them out of strong light.
If you don’t have an out-of-the-way corner on your kitchen countertop, which does not have any direct light, you could consider draping a towel around the Pickl-It Pickl-R jar. Just make sure not to cover the airlock, otherwise, you’ll trap the carbon dioxide inside the the jar that needs to escape.
Did you know...
The term pickle is derived from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine.
—The term pickle
Don’t give up on getting children to eat more lacto-fermented veggies than pickled cucumbers! Out of the mouth of my 4 1/2-year-old, Daniel, my most avid fermented food avoider, as he was eating his lunch earlier today, “Oh, bother! I forgot to have a bite of kraut!”
… and yes, I gave him some kraut as I tried to very subtly pick my jaw up off the floor …