how to make probiotic foods

Homemade Yogurt in a Jar

Making probiotic milk at home is very easy if you can get the proper milk. The proper milk is the one that can actually nourish bacteria, so a culture can properly develop. Yogurt, buttermilk, and kefir are all fermented milk products with probiotic bacteria, the difference is the recipe, and the resulted bacteria cultures. 

Sour Pickles in Mason JarSour pickles, also called lacto-fermented pickles, or probiotic pickles are very easy to make at home. The sour pickles recipe is very simple, add one Tbs salt per quart of water, and let it ferment. Lactic acid bacteria will do the rest for you. See inside tips on pickling, and what vegetables you can pickle with lactofermentation. 

Bottled Boza in TurkeyBoza is a thick drink, slightly alcoholic, with a sour- sweet taste, that varies depending on the amount of sugar added, and the fermentation length. Boza is an amazing fermented drink, which contains a lot of probiotics, vitamins A, B, and E, in a highly bioavailable form, and it caries all the health benefits of a probiotic drink. In most of the Eastern European countries, the drink it is called boza, after the Turkish name, where it originates apparently, or braga in Romania. There is also a similar recipe made from bread, called kvass, and that recipe was firstly brewed by Russians.

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