Frequently Asked Questions
This is not a Pickl-It-specific question, but one that we’ve heard repeated a few time over the years, so we decided to include it in our FAQ, just-in-case. The “fishy” milk may be due to a “nonsense mutation” in the FM03 gene, a common problem in some cows. The entire article with the science-answers is located here High-quality, fresh fish shouldn’t even taste “fishy”, so if you encounter “fishy milk”, find another farmer or supplier.
Personally? We prefer the taste and texture of goat milk kefir to that of cow kefir. The only downside to goat milk is its low folate level, compared with cow milk. And goat milk is also lower in Vitamin D, iron and Vit B12. We drink cow milk “fresh”, making it into cultured butter, and kefir our goat milk. And if you like cow collectibles? Try this site. We’re not affiliated or associated, but think they’ve got some really great “stuff”!
Did you know...
Sauerkraut-making requires the bacteria Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Lactobacillus brevis to ferment sugars that provide a variety of such organic products as lactic acid, acetic acid, ethanol, and mannitol. These bacteria are known as ‘heterofermentative’ bacteria. Later a ‘homofermentative’ bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum takes over, producing only lactic acid.
—Cabbage + Microbes = Sauerkraut
Your website is just incredible. Easy to follow and lots of info. Can’t wait to try out your Pickl-it jars. I’ve made many lactic acid pickles, always a struggle to keep air & the wrong beasties out.
—Mary C, Buena Vista, Colorado